As a person ages, mineral exposure causes the teeth to gradually darken. Over time, some food, drink, or tobacco products also create unattractive yellowish-brown stains. Less commonly, you may experience discoloration due to some medications or bacterial infections.We offer both clinical and take-home whitening treatments to eliminate discoloration and give you a brighter, more attractive smile.Whitening procedures are not a solution for all discoloration (e.g. darkening caused by cavities). Similarly, whitening does not work on all stains. Dr. Bouressa is committed to helping you choose the best option for your personal situation. Some cases that are not appropriate for whitening procedures can be effectively treated with restorative options.
Whitening procedures can whiten your teeth about 4 to 6 shades on a standard scale showing the range of teeth color.
In this procedure, your dentist applies a gel to the teeth. The gel creates a reaction penetrating the enamel of the teeth and eliminating deep stains. This technique is highly effective and can be performed in one or two office visits. This procedure is then followed by an at home whitening regimen.
We will fabricate a custom tray to fit your teeth, and provide you with a mild whitening gel. Over a course of weeks, you regularly apply the gel to your teeth using the tray. This produces a gradual change in the color of your teeth.
In rare instances, some patients experience a temporary gum or tooth sensitivity in response to the gel.