What is Teeth Whitening?
Over time and because of certain dietary and hygiene habits, your child’s teeth can become stained and discolored. After braces are removed, your teen might be looking for a way to properly whiten their teeth to remove any remaining marks or staining. We offer a variety of whitening offices that can either be done in-office or as a take-home kit. Whitening is safe, easy and provides quick, dramatic results.
Why might Teeth Whitening be needed?
Your child might not be happy with the look of their smile and want to whiten it professionally. They might have recently had their braces removed, or they simply do not practice good oral hygiene habits. Regardless of the reason for whitening, it is important to consider professional treatment. This allows us to monitor their results and prevent sensitivity that is often involved with whitening.
Who is a candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Whitening is typically best for older children and teens who are looking for a dramatic cosmetic change to their smile. We will first examine your child’s teeth to determine if whitening is right for them. Most teens who want whitening can safely come in for treatment. Your child’s smile should be otherwise healthy enough to undergo whitening prior to the treatment itself.
What happens during the Teeth Whitening process?
For in-office whitening, we will work to apply a whitening gel to your child’s smile and accelerate these results with a bright light. After about 30 minutes, we will remove the gel and reapply it as needed. Our take-home whitening kits allow your teen to whiten their smile in the comfort of their bedroom or bathroom. We take impressions of their teeth and then use these molds to make a custom-fitted tray. We provide them with whitening gel as well as instructions on how to use their new trays. They can simply come in every year for new whitening gel and can keep their trays.
If your child or teen is interested in professional whitening, call us today to schedule a consultation appointment in our office.