Cosmetic dentistry includes tooth whitening or bleaching. Teeth whitening can enhance and beautify your signature smile. Typically, teeth whitening techniques are done to help remove stains from teeth form normal use, or stains from teeth due to medications such as tetracycline or to fix fluorosis.
Regardless of the reason, teeth whitening has become the number one aesthetic concern for most patients. It has grown in popularity as evidenced by the number of toothpaste now offering teeth whitening. And while they are effective, the most effective tooth whitening systems are still offered by dentists.
It should be noted that teeth whitening is not a permanent solution. Every several years, it may need to be redone especially if you smoke, drink coffee, tea or wine.
Teeth whitening will require two visits. The first visit involves making impressions of your teeth to customize a fabricated tray. The second appointment will ensure that the tray fits properly. The trays are used in the teeth whitening process. You will be provided with a special whitening solution to be used twice a day for 30 minutes for a couple of weeks depending on your degree of stain.