Is Tooth Whitening Right for You?

Advanced dental techniques now provide consumers with exciting, new options for enhancing their smiles. Revolutionary methods are now available that make smiles sparkle!

Teeth bleaching, or whitening, lightens the color of teeth whether they were darkened from age or from coffee, tea or tobacco use. Its brightening effects can last for up to five years after treatment, depending on your personal habits, and whether you smoke or drink a lot of coffee or tea.

Bleaching has a higher than 90% success rate. It's tough on stains but gentle on your teeth. Results vary depending on several factors, including whether your teeth are stained from smoking, from taking certain medications such as tetracycline during tooth development, or from fluorosis, a condition that results from too much exposure to fluoride.

Bleaching will not lighten fillings or artificial materials used in dental repair like crowns and porcelain veneers. We may discourage treatment if you have sensitive teeth, periodontal disease, teeth with worn enamel or if you're pregnant or breast-feeding.