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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening enhances the brightness of natural teeth, but it's not for everyone.

It is important to thoroughly discuss this service with your dentist before you take action, if you have:

The lifespan of whitened teeth can range from 4-12 months, depending on the type of treatment used and the food and drink you consume that can stain teeth (such coffee or tea).

Types of Whiteners

After a thorough exam of your teeth and gums, the dentist will inform you whether tooth whitening is a safe option for your smile.

If the dentist agrees that you are a candidate for tooth whitening, your options are to either to have dentist-supervised treatment or purchase an over-the-counter tooth whitening kit.

1. Dentist-Supervised
Dentist-supervised treatments provide greater tooth whitening results faster than an over-the-counter kit. If the agreed-upon treatment is an in-office, dentist-supervised treatment, the hygienist will:

2. Over-The-Counter
If you decide to use an over-the-counter whitening kit, choose one approved by the American Dental Association and follow the directions on its package. Store-bought kits usually require 7-30 days of consistent use to experience its full effect. Keep in mind that results can vary from on individual to another.