Get The Smile You Want
Would you like to have whiter teeth? Having a bright healthy smile can do wonders for your confidence (and may even inspire you to keep up with your basic dental care). Over-the-counter tooth whitening products may be effective for slightly whitening teeth over time, but for fast results and the brightest, whitest smile, professional tooth whitening is the best choice.
MW Dentistry & Esthetics offers professional tooth whitening that can help you feel more confident in your smile. We also offer cosmetic procedures that can change the shape and appearance of teeth.
Types of Tooth Whitening
People who want to brighten their smile have three options:
- Over-the-counter tooth whitening products
- At-home bleaching kits (provided by a dentist)
- Professional in-office teeth whitening
All three methods involve the application of a whitening solution that contains either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. In-office tooth whitening – also called chairside bleaching or power bleaching – is the fastest way to whiten teeth, because dentists have access to the most powerful whitening agents. At-home bleaching kits usually whiten teeth after one to two weeks of daily use. Over-the-counter tooth whiteners may lighten teeth slightly with regular and continued use.
What to Expect From Tooth Whitening
Tooth whitening is the most effective on teeth with superficial yellowing, such as staining of enamel. If your tooth discoloration has occurred due to actual tooth decay, then whitening may not be best for you. However, we may be able to create the appearance of whiter teeth with cosmetic interventions like porcelain veneers.
Every tooth whitening procedure begins with a review of a tooth color chart so you’ll have clear expectations about your results. We’ll also educate you about ways to keep your teeth white and bright in-between dental visits!
During a professional in-office tooth whitening, we’ll polish your teeth to remove any plaque, insert a gum barrier to protect the rest of your mouth, and apply a safe and effective bleaching solution for about 30 to 60 minutes. You can expect whiter teeth after just one session, but most patients prefer to come in for multiple sessions for the best results. We may also provide customized at-home bleaching kits (with detailed instructions).
Get the Smile You Want
If you want whiter teeth, straighter teeth, and a smile that gives you confidence, contact MW Dentistry & Esthetics to schedule a confidential consultation.