Smile again with teeth whitening
Your pearly whites are constantly under attack by materials that can cause them to discolor and develop stains. As a result of the food we eat, tobacco smoke, tea and coffee, root canal treatments, prescription drugs, and even normal aging, many of us have teeth that are stained and discolored.
The good news is that teeth whitening can give your smile a second chance. Whitening can remove many stains and discolorations quickly and without any discomfort.
There are two main types of cosmetic whitening. Non-vital whitening is usually best for teeth that turn dark because of root canal treatment. Non-vital whitening lightens the tooth from the inside out. Vital whitening is used for most other forms of discoloration, and you may be asked to wear a custom-fitted mouthguard filled with whitening solution for a certain amount of time each day in the convenience of your home, or you may get a whitening solution to mix with your toothpaste. All vital whitening techniques are comfortable and less costly than bonding or crowns. We may ask you to come in for a touch-up reapplication once or twice a year.
If stains and discolorations are causing your smile to turn into a frown, talk to us about whitening during your next dental appointment.