What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a very effective and non-invasive way to roll the years back on your smile. Whiter teeth make your smile look more youthful, healthy and attractive.
Quickly becoming the number one concern of most patients is whiter teeth. Our office offers a system that combines both home and in-office treatment for maximum enhancement.
Teeth Whitening Benefits
The whitening process destroys the particles that cause staining of the teeth. As the stains are broken down your enamel is restored to its natural white color. Prior to whitening, it is important to evaluate any fillings, crowns, etc. that may need to be replaced after your whitening experience is complete.
- 100% safe for teeth and gums
- No need to give up coffee, tea or red wine
- Comfortable and easy
- Low to no sensitivity
- Effective even on the tetracycline-stained (dark) teeth
- Perfect for ages 14 – 90
- At Home Custom Tray System
- Hour and a half in-office System
- A combination of both the at home and in office systems *Best Results*
If you would like to permanently change the shade of your teeth without whitening, veneers or crowns are a possible option A consultation with a dental professional will let you know if this is an option for you to consider.
How to Prepare for Teeth Whitening
You can prepare for whitening treatment by limiting the intake of tooth staining foods such as berries, red wine, coffee, tea and the consumption of tobacco products.
If you have sensitive teeth you can prepare for whitening by using a prescription fluoride toothpaste to help reduce any sensitivity.
Teeth Whitening Before and After
Tooth Whitening Treatment
Whitening can typically last a lifetime when maintained. We recommend “touching up” your whitening after each visit with the hygienist. Excessive consumption of “stain-causing foods” such as berries, red wine, coffee, tea and tobacco products may result in more frequent “touch-ups.”
We recommend that you continue to whiten your teeth for 1-2 days after your teeth have been cleaned by the hygienist. It is also safe to do the same if you have an event or social gathering that you would like to brighten your teeth for.
Results vary from patient to patient.
Can I Get My Teeth Whitened If I Have a Crown?
Yes, you may still whiten your teeth if you have a dental implant or a crown. Whitening does not have any effects on porcelain or gold crowns, including changing the shade. Because porcelain shades are permanent, you will want to seek the advice of a dental professional regarding whitening if you have any dentistry on your front teeth.
Can Individual Teeth Be Whitened?
Only a tooth that has been treated with a root canal can be whitened individual from other teeth. This is done by a process called internal bleaching where a gel is placed on the inside of the tooth and sealed for 3-5 days to allow the whitening process to occur.
Extend Teeth Whitening Results
To keep your newly whitened teeth looking good, please limit the intake of tooth staining foods and maintain a routine touch up program.
Tooth staining foods include but are not limited to berries, red wine, coffee, tea, and the use of tobacco products. We recommend that you whiten your teeth for 1-2 days after your teeth have been professionally cleaned.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about teeth whitening or if you would like to schedule a consultation at our Nashua office, please call (603) 880-7004