Teeth Whitening in Higganum

Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, inexpensive and safe way to improve your smile!! We offer several options for teeth whitening (or bleaching) in our Higganum office.

Everyone wants whiter teeth, and why wouldn’t we? Every time we turn on the television or open a magazine we see dazzling white smiles.  A whiter, brighter smile can take years off how we look and feel.  In fact having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most of our Higganum dental patients.

Today many patients can have whiter, brighter teeth without the cost of porcelain veneers and caps.

There are many ways to accomplish teeth whitening (or bleaching) and we offer several in our Higganum dental office.  There are toothpastes, mouth rinses, do it yourself whitening strips, custom bleaching trays and in office bleaching methods.

Which one is right for you?

This depends on a variety of factors such as age, existing restorations and desired whiteness. That’s where you friendly neighborhood Higganum dentist or dental hygienist comes in.  We are experts in teeth!!!

Often times the most predictable method is a combination of the above. We often can do in office whitening followed by a custom take home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically.  Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc.  Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

It’s important to keep in mind that teeth whitening (or bleaching) is not permanent.  At our Higganum office we suggest touching up as needed- based upon the types of foods you eat and drink.

What does tooth whitening involve?

The most predictable type of bleaching utilizes custom made trays that fit your teeth perfectly therefore allowing the teeth whitening product to work well. This type of bleaching usually requires two visits.  At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to make the clear plastic trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary.  The trays are worn with special teeth whitening solution either once a day for 30-60 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening.

So give us a call or contact us via e-mail and we can help you achieve that whiter brighter smile!!