What is tooth whitening?
It’s a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
What causes tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging, consumption of staining substances (coffee, tea, colas, tobacco), trauma, nerve degeneration, and old restorations. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
The vast majority of people will benefit from tooth whitening. However, there are some cases where the treatment may not be effective and Dr. Yasuhara will be able to give alternative treatment options that may be available for these patients. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient, depending on the structure of the teeth, the number of applications, and/or the duration of time that the system is used.
Is the process safe?
YES! Research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of your dentist is safe for teeth and gums. Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during the treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
Our Tooth Whitening Products
Deep Bleaching with Home Whitening and Brite Smile or Home Whitening Trays and prescription strength whitening gels.