Over time, many things we consume can contribute to yellow, brown, or gray stains on the teeth. Wine, coffee, tobacco use, and the natural aging process are just a few causes of discolored teeth. We can help brighten your smile by several shades. We offer the Day White® take-home system. Cosmetic bleaching can be one of the most cost effective, quickest ways to dramatically improve and brighten your smile. Depending on your cosmetic needs and lifestyle, Dr. Matthews can determine which treatment plan is best for you to get rid of the stains and discoloration on your teeth for a whiter, brighter, healthier-looking smile.
Perhaps the most popular and cost effective way to make a dramatic smile improvement is with cosmetic bleaching, also known as tooth whitening. As our gallery shows, teeth bleaching can produce dramatic results with minimum investment and effort. There are many factors that contribute to yellow, brown, or gray stains including many of the things we eat and drink, medications, and older dental restorations. After a good exam we will make a plan that best fits your needs.
Because we offer a wide variety of bleaching options, we can come up with a plan and material that best fits your situation. For those people who have sensitivity we offer materials with varying levels of intensity along with desensitizing gels to make the experience as pleasant as possible. We have bleaching systems that give the patient choices according to their desires. Some bleach is meant for over-night use, Night White, while others are meant for shorter durations during the day, Day White. With either method we make a special bleach tray so that the material is placed in very small amounts in just the right position. Depending upon the level of whiteness desired by the patient, we normally see dramatic results in about 2 weeks with touch-ups done by the patient once every 3 months.