Tooth whitening is a procedure that can lighten the shade of your teeth and remove stain or discoloration caused by ageing, certain medications, tobacco, coffee, and tea. Tooth whitening will not last forever, so the procedure will have to be repeated on a regular basis.
Tooth whitening can be done at home at your convenience. Our staff will often take a photo of your existing tooth colour to monitor your progress and compare the new lighter shade of your teeth throughout treatment.
For in-home whitening, Dr. Marius Caragea will make an impression of your teeth and then make custom mouthpieces (trays) to fit your teeth. The dentist will give you a supply of bleaching gel that is applied to the tray and then you will be instructed to wear the tray for a certain amount of time. Care should be taken to use only the prescribed amount of whitening gel as excess material can contact your gums and cause irritation.
Bleaching can cause increased tooth sensitivity in some people. this is a normal side effect and usually subsides a few days after the whitening treatments have been completed. Whitening procedures should be avoided if you are pregnant.
It is not uncommon to see only one tooth that seems to have a different colour. While the reason for that may vary, it is important for you to know that there are options to improve its appearance. Don't avoid smiling. Call Dr. Marius Caragea to find what options you have.
Dental Implants Complete Your Smile
If you're missing one or more teeth and would like to fill the gap with the most natural-looking, comfortable solution possible, you'll be interested in hearing about dental implants.
If you have a hard time with your existing tooth/teeth replacement and are looking for other options, implants might be the solution for you.
All treatments at Fairmount Dental provided by a general dentist.