Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.
Having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients and there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
At Gibson Dental, we are constantly searching for the most effective and efficient whitening systems. We think we finally found the best solution that should work for you.
So this year we are introducing Laser Whitening - using the BIOLASE, ezlase 940* laser, Waterpik's LaserWhite 20 gel kit, in a 20 minute in office treatment. We are seeing remarkable results.
Still, the most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system.
This tray whitening system is completed in 2 steps. The first step is to make an impression of your teeth. With this impression, we'll craft you custom whitening trays that you can use over and over. Finally, you will take the whitening gel and put it in the tray for a short period of time each day over a period of a few days. This often results in a whiter smile of 4 - 8 shades! Since you have your own custom trays, you can touch up your beautiful smile any time you want!
We have seen continued results with Opalescence whitening solutions and offer you two varieties depending on your needs. There is a solution for sensitive teeth, as well as a more aggressive system for the harder to whiten crowd.
Although both methods will whiten teeth dramatically, they only works on natural tooth enamel and it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth. Some patients choose to forgo the in office treatment all together and whiten their teeth in the convenience of their home using the tray sysem.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Please contact us today to learn more!