Teeth Whitening

Over time, many things we eat, drink, or smoke, can contribute to yellow, brown, or gray stains on the teeth. Coffee, tea, red wine, 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 a safe take home bleaching system using custom fit trays made in our office. 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 is best for you to get rid of the stains and discoloration on your teeth for a whiter, brighter, healthier-looking smile.

Customized Options for a Brighter 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 can be used for a minimum of 1/2 an hour to over 2 hours, perhaps while you sleep if more convenient. We make a custom bleach tray so that the material is placed in very small amounts in precise position. Depending upon the level of whiteness desired by the patient, we normally see dramatic results in about 5 days, up to 3 weeks with touch-ups done by the patient once every time they have their teeth cleaned.