Over time, you may have noticed that your teeth are not quite as bright and white as they once were. Teeth whitening treatments from your dentist are a great way to restore the brightness of your enamel.

Is teeth whitening right for me?

Most people experience tooth yellowing, dulling, and discoloration to one degree or another as the years pass. This may be caused by a variety of habits and lifestyle factors, such as:

  • Smoking and other types of tobacco use
  • The use of certain medications
  • Consuming certain foods and beverages, including wine, soda, tea, and coffee
  • The natural aging process
  • Certain illnesses
  • Poor oral hygiene and dental care

If your teeth have been dulled and darkened by these or other factors, you may feel self-conscious about your smile’s appearance. At Smiles Dental, we are pleased to offer professional teeth whitening to lighten your teeth and restore your bright, white smile.

How does it work?

Teeth whitening involves using a strong yet safe whitening gel that is applied to the surface of the teeth. Whitening gel can come in many different potency levels, so be sure to ask your dental assistant for a potency that is best for you.

At Smiles Dental, our assistants help create custom plastic trays to hold the whitening gel as it’s applied to the teeth. This works to gently bleach away discoloration and stains from the teeth, leaving your smile more brilliantly white.

Some people can experience sensitivity when using whitening gel. If this is the case for you, stop whitening for a period of time. You can always ask your dentist for a recommendation if the sensitivity persists.

While most people’s results last for at least a few months, you may want whitening touch-ups in the future to keep your smile bright.

We are eager to help you achieve a beautiful white smile you love to show off!