Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “whitening” procedure. Teeth whitening can be used to correct many tooth discolorations. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, “brilliant” smile.
Whitening and Sensitivity
One of the only risks of whitening is sensitivity. Generally speaking, if you are a person who generally has very sensitive teeth, whitening might make you more sensitive – so please ask us about your other options for getting whiter teeth. If, however, you are a patient with no history of sensitivity or minimal sensitivity, you should be able to whiten; you may be sensitive after the treatment period, but the sensitivity should decrease over time.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
If you are a candidate for whitening, we think the best option is take-home whitening. Patients to ask us about rapid in-office teeth whitening, but take-home whitening is a better option as it lasts longer and patients report much less post-whitening sensitivity.
Crowns and White Fillings Won’t Whiten
Before you start any whitening treatment plan, make sure you consider that your existing porcelain crowns (and any other ceramic restorations) and your exiting white fillings will not whiten. What this means is that if you have older white fillings in the front of your mouth, for example, they might stand out more after whitening because the teeth themselves were treated. While it’s not absolutely necessary, consider replacing any restorations in the front of your mouth after you whiten, so you these crowns and filings can match the new, lighter, shade.
Whitening is a popular cosmetic choice because it is safe, easy, and affordable. Contact us today to learn more about getting whiter teeth!