WHITENING

Reasons of Discoloration

Discoloration of your teeth can be caused mainly by the following reasons

  • Genetics
  • Trauma
  • Staining
  • Aging
  • Medication

In-office

Pros of In Office Whitening System Cons
  • Whitens your teeth
  • Immediate results
  • Easy
  • Patient compliance is not a factor
  • Occasional temporary sensitivity
  • Occasional temporary white spots (will disappear in a week or two)
  • Bonding, veneers, crown have to be replaced to match new color
  • More expensive than trays

Take Home Tray

3-14 days

Pros of Take home Trays Cons
  • Whitens your teeth
  • They are safe, fast and effective when administered by a dentist
  • Use at your convenience
  • Occasional temporary sensitivity
  • Occasional temporary white spots (will disappear in a week or two)
  • Bonding, veneers, crown have to be replaced to match new color
  • Patient compliance is critical for success

OTC tray

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Pros of veneers Cons
  • Less expensive than services from your dentist
    Convenient to purchase
  • Not as effective as professional products
  • No guarantees
  • Not custom made for your teeth
  • Safety is not assured
  • Not every patient is a good candidate for whitening (no professional guidance)
  • Bonding, veneers, crown have to be replaced to match new color