There’s new hope for stained or discolored teeth. We can now put the sparkle back into your smile. Teeth that have lost their sheen to smoking, fluorosis, root canal treatments, tetracycline, or just wear and tear can now often be lightened by a special cosmetic tooth-whitening process.
Here’s how it works. There are two types of cosmetic whitening:
Non-vital whitening works best for teeth that have turned dark during or after a root canal treatment. Non-vital whitening lightens the tooth from the inside after the root canal treatment is finished.
Vital whitening is used for discoloration on teeth that have not had a root canal. There are a variety of different vital whitening techniques and products. They are safe, effective, and painless. Some of the treatments can be done at home under our supervision.
We may apply a whitening solution to your teeth, and then activate it with heat or light.
You may be asked to wear a comfortable custom-fitted mouthguard filled with some whitening solution for a few hours each day for a couple of weeks while you shower, drive to work, or read the evening paper.
We will help you choose which is the best whitening technique for you based on the degree of discoloration and stain on your teeth. Ask us for more information about cosmetic whitening. Within just a couple of weeks, your smile could be dazzling, white, and bright!