What You Should Know
If you’re interested in having your smile brightened, we recommend that you first talk with us regarding your specific goals so that we can evaluate how teeth whitening might impact your particular situation. Some people are simply better candidates than others for a successful whitening treatment. For example, if your teeth are darkened to a yellow, brown or orange tinge due to age, coffee, tea or smoking, chances are very good that teeth whitening will bring satisfactory results. However, if your teeth are a dark gray tone from fluorosis, smoking or tetracycline use, whitening results may be a bit less dramatic; plus, whitening does not lighten artificial materials such as bonding and porcelains. Finally, teeth with periodontal disease or worn enamel typically do not respond well to whitening. In any case, after whitening, your new, brighter smile will be preserved the longest if you’re willing to forgo such habits as smoking, drinking coffee and drinking tea.
Methods of Treatment
We recommend both carbamide and hydrogen peroxide home treatments, as well as Crest White Strips Professional Strength.