Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look
What is Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is designed to remove years worth of stains and discoloration from your smile. Over time and with poor lifestyle habits, your teeth can begin to naturally discolor and yellow. Unfortunately, a dull and yellowed smile can put a damper on your confidence. Professional whitening is safe, effective and gentle even on the most sensitive teeth and gums.
Why might you need Teeth Whitening?
If you have ever tried at-home whitening products with little success, professional whitening can deliver quick and effective results in half the time. Professional whitening uses a more potent whitening agent which is also designed to be entirely safe. You may want or need whitening if you’re unhappy with the way that your smile looks. Some patients want to whiten their teeth because they have an event coming up, like a wedding or a reunion.
What makes you a candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Whitening is typically suitable for most healthy adult patients. However, whitening will not lighten or change the color of dental restorations like fillings, veneers, crowns and bridge work. Before having whitening done, Dr. Buccellato can determine if you would benefit from the procedure. It is not uncommon for patients to whiten their teeth prior to having restorations placed.
What can you expect with Professional Teeth Whitening?
We have several types of whitening options available to meet your needs. Some of these involve in-office treatment while others involve custom made trays that you take and use at home. It is important that you follow all instructions for at-home whitening treatment so that you achieve optimal results. It is important to report any pain or sensitivity to Dr. Buccellato if you are experiencing these issues while whitening your teeth. Professional whitening can lighten your teeth by up to eight shades. This is ideal for people who want a full, beautiful smile that they can feel confident showing off.