Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and therefore enhances the beauty of your smile.
The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns or any existing tooth decay prior to bleaching your teeth. This evaluation can be conducted by your Dentist. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up is necessary every few months to a few years, depending on your lifestyle such as smoking, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
What does teeth whitening involve?
There are different methods to whiten teeth such as bleaching kits with pre-filled trays, take home custom made bleaching trays and also as simple as bleaching strips available on the counter in your local pharmacy. At Littleton Common Dental, we offer all options. Please speak to your Hygienist when you are in for your cleaning.