Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedures.
Teeth whitening with Dr. Philip Haddad is safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
- Works on people of any age
- Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive
Custom Take Home Whitening System
One to two days following a consultation and impression appointment your custom bleaching tray will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear tray. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We’ll want to take “after” photos at your next appointment.
Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth extrinsic discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth.
Are there any side effects to teeth whitening?
As with all bleaching procedures, tooth sensitivity is a possibility. Sensitivity is caused by high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide stimulating the pulpal nerve. It can range from an “awareness” of the teeth that can last several hours to a localized “shooting” pain that normally occurs during or right after the procedure. Despite the sensitivity, no damage is being done to the teeth.
Considerations for Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.