TEETH WHITENING

If you’re confident, you smile more. If you smile more, you feel more confident. But what if you don’t want to flash your smile because you’re embarrassed by yellow teeth?

Sometimes a new smile emerges from the simplest steps. Teeth whitening removes years of dingy stains from your teeth. Coffee, tea, wine, tobacco, and chocolate dull white enamel surfaces. A brilliant boost along with some gentle polishing and reshaping of chipped, uneven edges can create an easy transformation. Simple and safe, most patients don’t realize how much discoloration embeds into their teeth until they see a new shine emerge.

Numerous products crowd supermarket shelves. While we don’t discourage these methods, you may want to consider the advantages of professional whitening:

  • Customized system: We offer in-office whitening that removes years of stain within an hour or less. We also can make trays that fit your teeth like a comfortable glove for whitening at home. Together we’ll find the right system for your situation and the best results, sometimes even combining the two methods for maximum short and long-term benefits.
  • Controlled gel formulas: We use the highest quality whitening formulas available for safety and consistency: professional strength with careful quality control from known sources. Beware of temperature-sensitive gels stored in uncontrolled environments or made in an unknown setting.
  • Sensitivity management: You may experience temporary sensitivity in your teeth while whitening. We have specific strategies for you to use, and will customize the product and method to help you have a comfortable and safe whitening experience.
  • Long-term results: Buying a box of whitening strips every few months adds up. A session with us in the office can provide an instant effect that may take days and multiple boxes of strips to obtain. Alternatively, you’ll have a system that should fit for years if you leave with custom trays. A simple refill syringe of gel picked up occasionally from our office allows you to keep your smile fresh for years to come.

Teeth whitening offers a predictable boost to your confidence through the power of a smile. Numerous factors need consideration and evaluation before starting any whitening procedure. Your Vital Dental team draws on years of experience to help deliver a smile boost safely and comfortably.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves lightening the color of teeth to achieve a brighter and whiter smile. It is a popular option for individuals with stained or discolored teeth.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening works by using bleaching agents, usually containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, to break down and remove stains on the enamel and dentin layers of the teeth.

What causes teeth to become stained or discolored?

Teeth can become stained or discolored due to various factors, including consumption of dark-colored foods and beverages, tobacco use, aging, certain medications, and poor oral hygiene.

 Are there different methods of teeth whitening?

Yes, there are different methods of teeth whitening, including in-office professional whitening, at-home whitening kits provided by the dentist, and over-the-counter whitening products. Each method has its advantages and considerations.

Is teeth whitening safe?

When performed under the supervision of a dentist, teeth whitening is generally safe. However, individuals with certain dental conditions or sensitivity should consult with their dentist before undergoing the procedure.

 How long does teeth whitening last?

The duration of teeth whitening results varies based on individual habits and lifestyle factors. With proper care and maintenance, the effects of teeth whitening can last for several months to a few years.

 Can anyone undergo teeth whitening?

While teeth whitening is suitable for many individuals, it may not be recommended for those with certain dental conditions, such as tooth sensitivity or enamel defects. A dental consultation can determine candidacy.

Are there side effects associated with teeth whitening?

Some individuals may experience temporary tooth sensitivity or gum irritation after teeth whitening. These side effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. Following recommended guidelines can minimize risks.

Can teeth whitening remove all types of stains?

Teeth whitening is effective in removing many types of stains, especially those caused by external factors like food and beverages. However, it may not be as effective for intrinsic stains, such as those caused by certain medications.

How white can my teeth get with whitening procedures?

The degree of whitening varies among individuals. The goal of teeth whitening is to achieve a natural-looking, brighter smile rather than an artificially white appearance. The dentist will discuss realistic expectations during the consultation.

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