Tooth Whitening to Brighten Your Smile

Brighten Your Smile

If you are looking to brighten your smile, you can choose an at-home method or do in-office bleaching with our staff. Both methods use peroxide-based agents to lighten the teeth, but the in-office solutions are usually much stronger. The longer you keep the solution on your teeth, the brighter your smile will be. However, you don’t want to keep it on too long, as your teeth can become dehydrated and you will experience increased sensitivity.

Remember that bleaching will not whiten other dental restoration work (crowns, fillings, etc.), so be sure to take this into consideration before bleaching.

Reasons for tooth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (white or brown specs or streaks).
  • Stained teeth due to food, drink, or medications.

What does tooth whitening involve?

Out team will apply the strong bleaching solution to your teeth, making sure to protect the surrounding gums. Light and/or heat may be used to intensify & accelerate the process. With in-office bleaching, you’ll see a drastic difference after the first session. You may experience some sensitivity directly after your session. This should subside within a few days.

At-home teeth whitening treatment comes in a few different forms including strips, trays, and toothpaste. Be careful when using any of these methods, especially if you have sensitive teeth. Talk with Dr. Regan DDS if you are unsure if you should try whitening your teeth. Make sure to protect your gums from any solution you are using to avoid burning or bleaching them.

Bleaching is most effective for those with yellow-stained teeth. Brown-stained teeth will see fewer results, and gray teeth may see no results.