Teeth Whitening

Simple. Easy. Effective.

Teeth Whitening through bleaching has been done for years and is incredibly effective yet simple! Read more below!

Having white teeth is So Easy, a Snowman could Do IT!

All toothpastes help remove surface stains using mild abrasives. Toothpastes that are labeled as "whitening" have special chemical or polishing agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness, based on standards set by the American Dental Association. Unlike bleaches, whitening toothpastes do not alter the basic tooth color.

All bleaching products contain peroxide(s) that literally bleach the tooth enamel. These products typically rely on carbamide peroxide of different concentrations as a bleaching agent.

An exam and diagnosis should always be performed prior to whitening your teeth. It is important for you to be educated with the whitening process. We want you to be able to make an informed decision on your way to the brighter smile you have always wanted. We cannot predict how much your teeth will lighten.

We receive many questions about teeth whitening products available over the counter. While many of these systems are harmless, they also will not whiten as well as the professional versions available through our office. Our professional system is designed to fit your schedule. You have the choice of whitening during the day, or overnight using a product that remains active up to 10 hours and will brighten your teeth much faster than the store-bought systems.

Dental restorations such as crowns and fillings will not bleach. Whitening without a dentist monitoring the process can cause a mismatch and may result in the need for expensive restoration replacement. Ideally, whitening should be performed prior to other esthetic dental procedures. We cannot predict how much or how little your teeth will actually lighten. We will match your existing shade so if you opt to wait to bleach at a later date, the fillings that have already been placed may no longer match. It is best to plan ahead and bleach first. Too much whitening can cause some teeth to become translucent, causing the teeth to appear darker. This can also cause metal fillings to show through more. We can help to ensure that you do not over whiten and that you achieve the smile you want.

Not everyone is a candidate for bleaching. Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. When this is the case, other options may be a better choice for you.

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Cedar Family Dentistry: Julia McGary, RDH, DDS