One of the easiest ways to enhance your smile cosmetically is through teeth whitening. The team at Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS recommends each patient meet with us first for a consultation. A dental consultation will help you determine which whitening method is best for you. We can also discuss foods and habits, such as smoking, that you can avoid to keep your teeth whiter longer.
While visiting with our team, you can also discuss other aspects of your smile you would like to improve. New, state-of-the art technology provides methods to correct any dental issue you may have.
During your consultation, decide just how white you want your teeth to be.
Methods for Whitening
Office whitening: Depending on the whitening procedure chosen, we can usually enhance your teeth three to eight shades in just an hour. During your treatment, our team may apply a coating to protect your gums and roots while we apply the bleaching agent. We will also use a laser to make the bleach work faster.
At Home whitening: An alternative is for us to prescribe a take-home kit. These kits are customized for each patient. First a mold is made of your teeth. Using the mold, the lab team creates trays to hold the bleach. While this method may take longer, it is more cost-effective and more convenient for many patients.
Teeth whitening results from either method can last from six months to two years. Whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns. It also is temporary and may require follow-up visits to keep them white.
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