Teeth bleaching, or whitening, is a procedure that removes stains and discoloration from teeth.
Discoloration can be the result of a combination of dental elements, including:
Your genetics play a role in the natural color of your teeth.
Poor Oral Hygiene
Poor oral hygiene can lead to staining, plaque / tartar build up, and other discoloring agents.
Accidents can impact the color of your teeth.
Certain medications, especially antibiotics, can impact tooth enamel appearance.
Effects of Aging
As we age the natural color of tooth enamel can change.
Smoking can stain teeth.
Food / Drinks
Certain foods are most commonly to blame, including coffee, tea, dark sodas, and wine.
The first step for whitening is completing a comprehensive dental exam, as cavities and other dental issues must be repaired before tooth whitening takes place. If there are no cavities, treatment can proceed, and it is fast, simple, and comfortable.
For bleaching, we offer a take-home whitening set that includes custom made trays and individual whitening gel kits so you can bleach from the comfort of your own home.
For this procedure we take impressions of your teeth to create the custom mouth guard whitening trays. You simply place a few dabs of whitening gel in the tray and place it in your mouth for a period of time. Then you simply remove the tray, clean it, rinse your mouth and teeth, and repeat the following day (usually twice a day for 30 minutes to 2 hours for a 2 to 4 week period). Your dentist or dental assistant can provide more information regarding this process. The take-home kit offers convenience and ease of use.
Call us today at (207) 947 – 0717 or Request an Appointment Online to determine which treatment option is right for you and to schedule your teeth whitening appointment.