If you spend some time walking the stores of your local grocery, drug or big-box store, you will find plenty of toothpastes, rinses, gels, strips and kits that all claim they can give you a whiter and brighter smile. But not all of these treatments may be effective, and some might not be safe for you and your oral health, depending on their ingredients. You can save money and time by visiting our dentist for an in-office teeth whitening treatment.

This treatment can be completed in a one-hour visit to our office. We will apply a powerful whitening gel to the surfaces of your teeth, which is activated by a special light. During this process, the gel will help break up the stains on your teeth until reaching the shade that you want. An in-office whitening treatment can help resolve discoloration due to age, tobacco use, diet and poor dental hygiene. However, it may not be effective for problems caused by certain illnesses or medications or teeth that have undergone root canal treatment.

Once the process is finished, we will talk with you about maintaining your smile through your home care regimen and avoiding or limiting your intake of certain foods and drinks, in addition to changing habits that can stain your teeth. If you would like more information about this treatment, call our team for an appointment with our dentist.