Here at Bridgetown Dental, we want you to have the beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of. With our whitening process, getting that smile may be even easier than you think.
It’s safe, quick, easy to maintain, and inexpensive compared to other treatment options. Just let us know at any appointment if you are interested in finding out more about whitening your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile. Dental whitening works on people of any age.
We use dental bleaching, or ‘whitening’ to correct tooth discoloration, brown, yellow or spotted tooth staining that may have been caused by aging, foods, or chemical damage to teeth. We utilize the latest in bleaching technology, and believe that dental bleaching offers a safe method for creating a show-stopping smile.
The Process of Teeth Whitening:
- An impression of your mouth is taken to make a specialized mouth-guard or “stent” to hold the bleach against the teeth.
- The bleaching materials are used each night for about 3-4 hours over the course of a week or two.
- When the process is complete, our patients experience significant whitening. Whiter, brighter teeth make for a more youthful, confident smile.
Your custom bleach stents will be ready for you to pick up in only a day or two, along with our special bleaching agent that you will use at home. Our special bleaching agent will take stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. You’ll be grinning from ear to ear after whitening treatment and we’ll be ready to capture a great ‘after’ photo at your next appointment.
More to Consider on Whitening:
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.
In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.