You can start the new year with a big boost to your smile, and your confidence, with professional teeth whitening from your dentist. You can enjoy the benefits of a professional grade whitening at home, or receive an in-office treatment, which can often be completed in an hour. When you work with your dentist to whiten your teeth, you can enjoy results that go beyond the benefits of over-the-counter whitening products. If you have tooth discoloration that is less responsive to conventional whitening, your dentist can help you find a cosmetic treatment for your needs.

In-Office Or At-Home Whitening From Your Dentist

Your dentist can provide you with the necessary tools to whiten your teeth at home. You will be provided with a custom-made dental tray, and a special bleaching gel. The tray will help ensure that the gel is applied evenly on your teeth. Over the course of two to three weeks, you can improve the color of your teeth by several shades. If you want faster results, your dentist can apply the bleaching gel, and employ a special light that stimulates the gel’s effects. An in-office treatment can offer dramatic benefits to your appearance, and will typically only take an hour.

For Teeth That Do Not Respond To Bleaching

Bleaching is not equally effective on all types of discoloration. Certain medications can affect the shade of your teeth, and can darken in response to physical trauma. If bleaching will not offer the results you want, you may benefit from porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers cover the front of your teeth, and can improve on the color of your smile. Veneers can also hide misshapen, damaged, or otherwise esthetically flawed teeth.