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Teeth Whitening

At North River Dental, teeth whitening is done when individuals feel their smile is becoming dull. Many patients wonder what caused their teeth to become dull in the first place. Numerous factors can cause our teeth to dull or yellow over time. The two major factors are drinking dark liquids and tobacco use. While there are various over-the-counter teeth whitening gels readily available in most drug stores we advise our patients to stay away from them. They often cause irritation to the gums and teeth which can lead to sensitivity or pain.

The procedure for dentist teeth whitening is quick and safe and can be done at home with the custom trays we provide. Simply let our dental hygienist know during your appointment that you are interested in brightening up your smile. We simply need to know the shade of white you are hoping to achieve. We will notify you when your custom-made trays are ready to be picked up, along with the bleaching gel, and during that appointment go over the whitening procedure taking the time to make sure all your questions get answered.

Your desired whitening color will determine the how many treatments you need to do at home. Each night you will wear the gel filled trays for a designated amount of time (on average a couple hours) allowing the bleaching agent to remove the stains without damaging any existing dental work. To maintain the desired color once it’s been reached occasional treatments will be needed. The initial treatment will last between two to three weeks on average.

If you’re ready to have whiter and brighter smile please contact our office to schedule an appointment!