Whitening FAQs

For whitening of dark, dull, or stained teeth, bleaching just might be the answer. Bleaching is performed by taking a mold of your teeth and making a model of them. On this model, a soft, thin, clear tray is fabricated. This tray is lined with a bleaching gel and placed directly over the teeth in the mouth. This bleach filled tray can be worn for one or two hours during the day or worn at night while you sleep. Results will be seen daily. To attain maximum results, most patients must wear the bleaching tray for 1-2 weeks. The timing of these results, however, can vary dependant upon the strengths of the bleaching gels which are available.

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Q: What is tooth whitening?

Q: Why can only a dentist get my teeth their whitest?

Q: What causes tooth discoloration?

Q: Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

Q: Can I bleach while I'm pregnant or lactating?

Q: Why aren't my teeth whitening evenly?

Q: Is the process safe?