What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth Whitening is actually a mild bleaching process that restores stained or discolored teeth to a healthy, natural color. Don't be misled by unproven and ineffective over-the-counter whitening solutions. Our office uses an advanced procedure that is only available from your dentist.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
Teeth become discolored for different reasons:
Frequently drinking coffee, tea, or colas.
Some antibiotics may darken developing teeth in children.
Aging - The dentin underneath the enamel of a tooth gradually darkens with age.
Use of tobacco products.
Accidents - If a tooth has been traumatized, sometimes the nerve will gradually "die," and the tooth becomes dark.
After Root Canal Therapy, a tooth will generally darken.
Is Whitening Safe?
Whitening is very safe. We use a product that has been proven safe when used under the direction of a dentist.
Is Whitening For Me?
Dr. Ringland will evaluate your teeth and smile to determine whether whitening is right for you. In some cases a different cosmetic procedure may better meet your expectations, but whitening is a safe, fast and easy process that is effective for almost everyone!