Q&A: Age-Related Discoloration in Teeth

Teeth BleachingIs bleaching OK?

Today everyone wants a beautiful smile with white teeth.  Unfortunately, different types of food and beverages can discolor teeth.  As we get older, it is common for our teeth to appear darker or more yellow.
Bleaching is a great solution for discoloration.  I believe the most effective type of bleaching is our tray bleaching treatment.  We take an impression of your mouth and fabricate custom trays.  Our patients apply bleaching gel in the trays and wear them for 15 minutes twice a day for about a week to achieve optimal results.  Although this will permanently bleach your teeth, most patients want to “touch-up” every year or so to remove new stains.  They can use their original trays to do this.