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Professional teeth whitening is a popular, safe and economical way to change a smile. Teeth whitening procedures can help remove old stains from coffee, wine, tea, smoking or colas and lighten other discolorations in tooth enamel.
Our In-Office Whitening system allows us to whiten your teeth while you relax in the dental chair and listen to your favorite music. We apply a specially formulated light-activated gel to break through old stains and whiten tooth surfaces. This process takes about an hour, and in most cases can make teeth several shades lighter. We also offer Take-Home Whitening in our practice. Using custom acrylic trays designed to hold whitening gel, wearing these trays for about an hour a day usually lightens teeth after a few weeks.
Note: Over-the-counter bleaching products have some of the same ingredients as professional whitening solutions, however the Food and Drug Administration prohibits these products from containing the same levels of active ingredient as those administered by licensed professionals. The methods of applying these solutions to your teeth (strips, make-at-home molds, trays) often don’t fit or adhere properly to the teeth, causing uneven or insignificant bleaching to occur.
Please do not hesitate to contact our office with your questions about teeth whitening.