Dental Procedures

 

Teeth Whitening

If you are not happy with the color of your teeth, then you may be a candidate for bleaching. It is okay to want brighter teeth. Your smile is one of the most important aspects of the way that you present yourself to others. If lighter teeth will help you feel more self-confident and assured about your appearance, then it is well worth the time and effort. Coloration of teeth has always been an important feature of one‘s smile.

If performed properly under the supervision of a dental professional, research has shown that bleaching works without lasting damage to underlying dental tissues. Even though there are many at-home, over-the-counter bleaching products currently available, long term consequences may not be well known. Before using any of them, you should consult your dentist to determine if the product is appropriate for use and to receive help regarding how to use it properly. Chemicals such as those found in bleaching products are most safely applied by dental professionals using specialized equipment that will protect surrounding tissue to the greatest degree.

There are distinct advantages and disadvantages of bleaching. Bleaching is a safe, effective procedure for some types of discoloration. It is usually painless for adults, requiring no anesthesia. Since bleaching requires no removal of natural tooth tissue, it is considered a conservative method of lightening teeth.  Bleaching is also relatively inexpensive when compared to other treatment options.

If you think teeth whitening if for you, please contact us and we would be happy to make a careful and thorough assessment.