Over time, your teeth naturally stain as minerals penetrate their outer enamel layer. Discoloration can be enhanced by foods and beverages that stain such as coffee, soda, tea, red wine and berries. Tobacco products, like cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco, also lead to a yellowish brown hue that is not very aesthetically pleasing to see. We offer a safe, inexpensive solution to an unsightly smile. Whitening your teeth is a very simple procedure that can be completed in relatively short period of time.
To safely brighten teeth, Dr. Conaghan can prescribe a home whitening kit that includes a specially formulated whitening gel that gently forces oxygen through the enamel of your teeth and virtually erases stains without damaging your teeth or gums.
The first step in the whitening process is impressions. We will take full impressions of your upper and lower teeth. These impressions will be made into custom bleaching trays. The trays will fit onto your teeth perfectly so there is a small possibility of gum damage from the bleaching solution.
The second step is to place the bleaching solution in the trays and wear them for 2-3 hours consecutively every day. Within 7-10 days, you will see a significant improvement in the color of your teeth. Your smile will look brighter and younger. We will take before and after photos so that you will be able to compare the amazing transformation.
*Bleaching only works on natural teeth and may not be effective in all cases. We will inform you as to the potential whitening for your specific situation.