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Whitening

Reasons for Tooth Whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth due to age, foods, drink, or tobacco.

Whitening Choices:

       Tooth whitening is used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.   It is important to understand that tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel.  It is important to consider having old fillings or crowns  replaced.   Replacement of these should be done after whitening so they will match the newly whitened teeth.  It is also important to remember that whitening is not permanent.  Touch-ups may be needed especially if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.  

      You may have seen advertisements for toothpastes that whiten.  These are not effective.  You may have also seen whitening kiosks at a mall.  These may whiten the teeth slightly, but have been found to be unpredictable and do not last for very long.  Whitening done in a dental office will give you the best results.

We offer whitening strips which are stronger and more effective than over the counter strips.  We have one hour whitening, and at home whitening to help you whiten your smile.  We now offer KOR Whitening, a new and very effective at home whitening system.     Give us a call to schedule a free consultation today!