<b>What is Teeth Whitening?</b>
Whitening is a great way to remove years worth of stains and deep discoloration from your child’s smile. Whitening may be needed after having braces removed, prior to going to prom or just because your teen is looking for a way to improve their appearance. We offer in-office as well as take-home whitening options that are ideal for kids of all ages. We closely monitor their results and help with any problems associated with sensitivity.
<b>Why might Teeth Whitening be needed?</b>
Teens can benefit from whitening for a variety of different reasons. For teens who are having their braces removed, they may be looking for a way to completely get rid of any stains or discoloration from their teeth. Prior to going to prom, many teens may be trying to find ways to get their smile looking its absolute best. Whitening is safe and effective at removing stains and deep discoloration from your child’s teeth.
<b>Who is a candidate for Teeth Whitening?</b>
Most teens who want to have whitening done can safely come in for treatment. It is important that their teeth be otherwise healthy in order to be a good candidate for whitening. We can examine their teeth to determine if whitening is right for them. Results are long-term, and we can help when it comes to maintaining their finished results.
<b>What happens during the Teeth Whitening process?</b>
The in-office whitening process involves applying a clear whitening gel to the teeth. A bright light is then placed over the teeth. This light works to accelerate the results that your child will achieve. The gel is removed and reapplied halfway through the treatment process. For take-home whitening, we’ll make customized trays for your teen using dental impressions of their teeth and gums. We then provide them with a patented whitening gel that is used inside of these trays and worn for a specified amount of time at home.
If you think your child or teen would benefit from teeth whitening, call our office today so that we can help to answer all of your questions.