Whiten your smile and boost your confidence in one visit with professional teeth whitening
Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening
Over time our teeth naturally become stained from the aging process, the foods and drinks we consume, and lifestyle choices we make, such as smoking. Even certain medications can cause teeth to discolor or become grey. How can we reverse the process?
At Midtown Dental Excellence, we want to help restore the natural beauty of your smile with our convenient teeth whitening procedures.
In only a couple hours, you can enjoy all the benefits of a clean, beautiful, pearly white smile:
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- Will tooth whitening work well for all patients?
If a patient’s teeth have become discolored through the natural aging process, the prognosis for a more youthful smile is excellent. Teeth yellow in appearance (versus a gray color) generally respond more favorably to aesthetic whitening procedures. Almost everyone with natural tooth structure can expect to see significant results with the proper combination and duration of tooth whitening protocols.
- Why won’t certain dental work be lightened by teeth whitening?
The majority of the materials used in dental care (including porcelain and composite bonding) will not be affected by the peroxide used to whiten the teeth. Bonding can always be modified to blend with the whitening results and porcelain work may need to be remade to blend with your teeth adequately. Additionally, teeth with root canals may not be lightened by traditional methods and will require additional intervention treatments, such as internal bleaching.
- Will white spots on the teeth be removed through the bleaching process?
No, but they will blend in with the surrounding tooth color to become less noticeable. In some instances, the white spots may be buffed out through enamel microabrasion techniques or troughed out and restored with a composite material to help blend.
- My teeth have become discolored due to the prescription antibiotic, tetracycline. How long will the whitening process take?
Stained teeth following an antibiotic regimen with this medication may take longer, typically between 1-2 months, to reveal results. We have found the KöR teeth whitening system the most effective in this situation.
- What about tooth sensitivity?
Although your teeth may be sensitive after a bleaching treatment, the effects are mainly temporary. You can relieve the sensitivity by taking an anti-inflammatory medication, such as Ibuprofen, before your treatment. We recommend using a toothpaste for tooth sensitivity and avoid hot and cold foods for a day or two after treatment.