Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
At the office of Mary Peebles-Turner, DDS, we offer Opalescence whitening products.
Before deciding whether Opalescence is right for you, Dr. Mary will first conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to ensure proper health, as well as talk with you about your oral hygiene habits. This will help you and Dr. Mary agree on the whitening product or technique that’s best for you.
Dr. Mary will also go over the maintenance procedures with you to help your teeth stay healthy and white as long as possible!