Teeth Whitening

Your smile becomes you, a bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile. Your smile creates an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. Teeth whitening is one of the easiest most economical ways to enhance your smile. A health brighter smile gives the impression of youth, vitality, happiness, and warmth.

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

As we age, teeth become darker, yellower, or stained. The foods we eat, our genetics, even the antibiotics we take all can have an effect on tooth color, plus teeth tend to darken as we age. Tooth discoloration can be internal, external or both. Internal discoloration, changes in the enamel (outer layer), of our teeth can be caused by many factors for example high levels of fluoride, development defects/disorders, tooth decay, the antibiotic tetracycline, discolored restorations, root canal issues, and tooth trauma. External tooth discoloration is caused mainly from the foods we eat (foods with tannins, coffee, tea, carrots, oranges, and other foods) and tobacco.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

The preferred method of Professional tooth whitening is in the dental office. The whitening agent is much stronger and extremely effective, transforming the teeth in a single office visit. Care provided in the office allows the rest of the mouth, including the gums to be protected from the much stronger whitening materials.  At Bright Smiles Dental we use the BOOST whitening systems. It’s made in America and is one of the industry leaders.

Depending on how well you take care of your teeth, whitening can last for one or more years. Followed up regularly with a home whitening product results can last a long time. An effective whitening program starts with a great jump start with In-office whitening.

Home Tooth Whitening Systems

Take home whitening allows you to whiten in the comfort of your own home and when you want. Bright Smiles dental will take impressions of your teeth to fabricate custom fitting mouth trays. Opalescence take-home whitening gel is then placed in the custom trays and worn at your convenience. We offer various concentrations, and flavors to fit your treatment needs. Further the whitening agent contains potassium nitrate and fluoride to help reduce sensitive and improve the overall health of the teeth.