Brighten Your Smile!
Tidewater Dental Group offers a variety of teeth whitening procedures to improve your smile. Don’t let discolored, chipped or uneven teeth keep you from presenting your best face to the world. We can whiten, straighten, and reshape your smile with our power whitening system. Get immediate results from this in-office procedure that can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in just over an hour!
Ask us about all of your whitening options. We can tell you whether whitening procedures would be effective for you. Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. If you have had bonding, veneers or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth the whitener will not affect the color of these materials. You may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
If you are a candidate for whitening there are several ways to whiten your smile:
- In-office bleaching. “Chairside” bleaching usually requires only a single office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect the oral soft tissues. A bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth, and a special light may be used. Lasers have been used during tooth whitening procedures to enhance the action of the whitening agent.
- At-home bleaching. Peroxide-containing whiteners actually bleach the tooth enamel. They typically come in a gel and are placed in a mouthguard. Usage regimens vary. There is a chance of increased sensitivity or gum irritation. Speak with your dentist if you have any concerns.
- Whitening toothpastes. All toothpastes help remove surface stain through the action of mild abrasives. “Whitening” toothpastes have special chemical or polishing agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Unlike bleaches, these products do not change the color of teeth because they can only remove stains on the surface.