27 / 02 / 2009

Teeth Whitening Procedures Can Help:

• Lighten coffee-stained teeth.

• Remove cigarette and tobacco discolorations.

• Correct yellowing in teeth due to aging.

Choices for Whiter Teeth

The following are two options for whitening your teeth.

In-Office Power Teeth Whitening

1. A teeth whitening gel containing a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth.

2. In-office teeth whitening can often be accomplished in one visit to the dentist.

3. Home teeth whitening may be recommended to enhance the effects.

At-Home Dentist-Supervised Teeth Whitening

1. The patient wears a custom-fitted mouth tray containing a teeth whitening gel for a few hours each day or night.

2. The trays can be adjusted to lighten inpidual teeth.

3. The average patient will wear mouth trays for one to two weeks. More severe stains can often be improved with extended use of a home teeth whitening system.

Dentist Supervised Treatments vs. Over-the-Counter Kits

Numerous over-the-counter teeth whitening products are now available, but dentist-supervised teeth whitening remains the safest and most effective method for brightening your smile. Here are some key reasons why you should always consult with your dentist.

Proper Fitting Mouth Trays

Often, over-the-counter teeth whitening trays do not fit the patient’s mouth properly. Improperly fitting trays may cause the teeth whitening gel to leak and can result in gum irritation and a less effective treatment.

More Comfortable Solutions

With today’s dentist-supervised systems, even patients with sensitive teeth can undergo teeth whitening treatment.

Teeth whitening remains one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile.

Whats New ?

Sapphire Whitening

The SAPPHIRE CHAIRSIDE WHITENING SYSTEM is a dramatic new teeth whitening method that can restore your smile to it's natural beauty in one visit. The Sapphire Whitening System has been clinically proven to whiten teeth and has been specially formulated to prevent sensitivity which can be a common problem with bleaching systems.

The patient will need to spend an hour and a half to two hours in the chair to reach the desired result and our office team will use this time to make take-home bleaching trays (included in the cost).

The SAPPHIRE CHARSIDE WHITENING SYSTEM is perfect for inpiduals wanting or needing immediate results. Having white, healthy looking teeth like you had when you were younger is a quick way to brighten up your entire face. Many people under estimate the effect that tooth whitening can have on their overall appearance.

What causes tooth discolorations?

Discoloration may be the result of genetics, medication, aging, smoking, certain foods and beverages like coffee, or a combination of these factors.

Am I a good candidate for Sapphire Whitening?

People with most kinds of discoloration can achieve lighter teeth through the Sapphire Whitening System. The type of stains you have will determine how much whitening you experience. Typically teeth discoloured in the yellow, brown or orange spectrum will respond better to lightening. Ask your dentist how much whiter your teeth can be and if the Sapphire System would be the best way for you to bring that sparkle back into your smile.

What is involved in this procedure?

Only one appointment is required for the Sapphire Whitening Method. During this appointment, your dental professional will paint on a liquid dam on your gums to isolate your teeth and prevent irritation. A whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide and a desensitizing gel will be applied to your teeth. The gel is activated by a special Sapphire Light while you relax or watch TV. In 60 minutes, your teeth can be lightened up to 12 shades with the results lasting years. A special mouth tray and Sapphire Brilliance Toothpaste will be provided for at-home touch-ups.

Is it safe?

Absolutely! When used under the supervision of your dental professional, the procedure is safe and will not harm your teeth and gums. The whitening gel has been specifically formulated to prevent sensitivity which can be a common problem with tooth bleaching. Sapphire whitening also contains the added benefits of fluoride to help protect against caries and demineralization.