Our teeth can discolor through the years as our enamel wears down. The wearing down of enamel allows dentin, a yellow color substance that makes the core of our teeth, to show through. This is what gives our teeth a yellowish tint. Teeth whitening helps restore teeth to a shiny white color through the use of bleach.
Teeth whitening methods
At our office we offer the use of take home whitening kits recommended by the American Dental Association. We will make custom molds for your teeth and deliver the clear trays to you. The kits will then be used at home. The strength of the gel used in these kits is lower than that used for in-office bleaching, and thus the gel can be applied for longer periods of time with less sensitivity. Usually the trays are worn a couple hours a day or overnight for a few days or weeks.