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Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically.  Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc.  Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent.  A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for tooth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

What does tooth whitening involve?

We now offer GLO Science Professional.  GLO Science Professional offers a game-changing, dual arch teeth whitening experience.  Get your teeth white fast with one 32 minute in-office whitening session--with no sensitivity!  Plus, maintain your smile anytime at home with your GLO Brilliant Professional Whitening Device.

GLO Science Professional uses the patented Guided Light Optics (GLO) combining heat-plus-light in a closed system mouthpiece, activating the professional strength GLO Whitening Gel.

Other forms of whitening is the use of pre-made "whitening strips" that apply whitening material to the teeth while they are worn or an in office one-hour whitening system.  Contact the office to determine which is the best for your dental needs.