Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that is designed to remove stains and discoloration from teeth to give you a brighter, more radiant smile. There are several methods available for teeth whitening, including in-office procedures and at-home kits.

How does it work?
Teeth whitening works by using a bleaching agent, usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, to penetrate the enamel of your teeth and break up the stains. The bleaching agent bleaches the stains away, leaving your teeth whiter and brighter.


Q: What is the difference between in-office and at-home whitening?
A: The concentration of bleaching agents is higher in-office than what is available for home use. This enables more dramatic and quicker results. In just one session, in-office whitening can significantly whiten teeth.

Q: Is teeth whitening safe?
A: Teeth whitening is generally safe, but it can cause sensitivity or gum irritation in some people. This typically subsides within a few days.

Q: Does teeth whitening weaken my enamel?
A: There is a common concern that these bleaching agents might weaken or damage tooth enamel. However, most research indicates that when used as directed, these products do not cause significant damage to the enamel. The process primarily affects the color of the teeth and does not structurally weaken them.

Q: How long do the results last?
A: The results of teeth whitening can last anywhere from six months to several years, depending on your oral health habits and dietary choices.

Q: Can I whiten my teeth if I have crowns or veneers?
A: Teeth whitening will not affect the color of crowns or veneers, so it may be necessary to replace them to match the new color of your teeth. It is important to talk to your dentist about your options before proceeding with teeth whitening.