Whitening


Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically.  Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc.  Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Teeth whitening is not permanent.  A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for teeth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

What does teeth whitening involve?

We recommend whitening by having custom trays made to your teeth. While this process takes longer at first than Zoom Whitening, it has a better final result with less sensitivity. This type of teeth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear, plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution each night for 15-30 minutes for a week. It is normal to experience some slight tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

Going forward, you will need to whiten once every few weeks to maintain your beautiful new white teeth. Teeth whitening is not permanent.  A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

If you would like to schedule a consultation for whitening with Dr. Matthew Nelson at our office here in Scottsdale, reach out today using the link below!

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Scottsdale Dentist, Dr. Matthew Nelson, DDS is a dental professional dedicated to General, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry such as Dental Exams, Cleanings, X-rays, Fluoride, Dental Makeovers, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Crowns, & more. Please come and visit Scottsdale, AZ dentist Matthew Nelson, DDS.

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