Teeth Whitening

Successful & Satisfying

If you're considering whitening your teeth, simply talk with Dr. Hampton regarding how the results could impact your particular situation. Of the two systems we offer, BriteSmile whitening, or supervised home-whitening, he'll help you determine which procedure will best suit your needs. Also, he'll discuss with you the criteria for best results, recognizing that some people are simply better candidates than others for a successful whitening whitening b4 and aftertreatment. For example, if your teeth are darkened to a yellow, brownish or orange tinge due to age, coffee, tea, or smoking, chances are very good that you'll be very satisfied with the results of your whitening. In fact, about 90 percent of patients find this to be the case. However, if your teeth are a dark gray tone from fluorosis, smoking or tetracycline use, whitening results may be less dramatic. Further, it's important to know that whitening does not lighten artificial materials such as resins, silicants or porcelains. Finally, sensitive teeth, teeth with periodontal disease, and teeth with worn enamel typically do not respond well to whitening.

Simple & Systematic

We offer three methods of whitening: Zoom and BriteSmile, the new blue light technology whitening, and supervised at-home whitening. If you choose the BriteSmile technique, we'll perform the treatment in our office in one appointment. Typically, this involves applying a special chemical gel to the teeth, then applying a blue light to activate the gel and whiten the teeth. You'll see results immediately! On the other hand, you may opt for the less expensive supervised at-home whitening process, requiring a few separate steps. First, Dr. Hampton or one of our assistants will make zoomimpressions of your teeth. Then we create a comfortable, lightweight, customized whitening 'tray' appliance. These thin, comfortable trays are comfortable enough to be worn night or day, during conversation, working, sleeping, etc. Upon receipt of the trays and usage instructions, we'll also provide you with all the proper whitening materials and a list of recommended session lengths. Typically, a system including two to four 'treatment' hours per day will require three to six weeks to complete; those including nighttime wear may be completed within 10 to 14 days.

Spectacular, Shiny Smile

Although we can't predict exactly how light your teeth will become, we generally expect to see a two-shade improvement as indicated on Dr. Hampton's shade guide for the take home whitening and 8-10 shades for the zoom whitening smile BriteSmile procedure. Of course, it's important to note that you can best preserve your new, brighter smile by eliminating any habits such as smoking, drinking coffee, and drinking tea. If you do notice that your teeth are less bright in one to five years, you can choose to have a touch-up.

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