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Teeth Whitening FAQs

Who is a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Anyone who is unsatisfied with the color of his or her teeth. However, if you are unhappy with the shape and appearance of your teeth as well, another solution, like porcelain veneers, may be a better solution.

How does teeth whitening work?

The most effective method uses a light-activated bleach to permanently remove deep stains from the enamel of your teeth.

How much whiter can I get my teeth through teeth whitening?

Many patients can whiten their teeth anywhere from six to nine shades lighter. During your free cosmetic consultation, one of or doctors can examine your teeth and make a recommendation.

How long do the results last?

Depending on how well you take care of your teeth, the results can last two to five years, before the teeth need to be touched up or whitened again.

How can I prevent my teeth from becoming discolored again after teeth whitening?

There are four simple rules you can follow to prevent discoloration:

  1. Continue having your teeth cleaned professionally every six months
  2. Avoid beverages with high stain potential (coffee, tea, red wine)
  3. Always brush right away after eating or drinking anything that can stain your teeth
  4. Avoid abrasive toothpastes that wear down the enamel of your teeth and expose the yellow tooth material underneath

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Some people experience a temporary sensitivity in their teeth during and immediately following the bleaching process. This can usually be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication, and should go away within hours.

f you would like to learn more about improving your smile through teeth whitening, schedule your free cosmetic consultation today!