Have dull or yellow teeth cast a shadow over your once radiant smile? Professional teeth whitening will whisk away years of stains to reveal a bright, beautiful smile. As one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, teeth whitening can brighten your smile up to 10 shades!
What Causes Staining?
As we age, our teeth naturally darken, but other factors influence tooth color, as well. The foods and beverages we consume and tobacco cause extrinsic stains, which means the surface shade of teeth changes color. Intrinsic discolorations, those imperfections found on the interior of the tooth, usually come from excessive fluoride, trauma, or tetracycline medications. Generally speaking, extrinsic staining responds well to teeth whitening, while intrinsic flaws may require bonding or porcelain veneers for correction.
Your Whitening Options
To cater to our patients' diverse needs, we offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening. The in-office process takes about an hour. A potent, professional grade bleaching solution penetrates deep discolorations. Patients leave the appointment with brighter, whiter smiles. For homecare kits, we supply custom trays and a professional-grade solution for home use. Wear the trays as directed, and in just a few weeks, you will turn heads with your dazzling pearly whites.
Your Personal Invitation
From our team's inviting nature to the relaxing atmosphere in our reception area and all six operatories, the environment we've created here caters to patients of all ages. We enjoy treating the youngest smiles, as well as those that have been around for decades. Every patient will feel comfortable and confident in Dr. Drake's Harlingent dental office.