500 Sitka Ave Newberg, OR 97132-1303

(503) 538-6100

Whitening Systems

 

Why isn’t my smile white?

Stains can be caused by diet, smoking, defects in the tooth, aging and the use of certain antibiotics during tooth development.

 

What is tooth whitening?

A special whitening gel, usually made of a hydrogen perborate solution, is placed on a plastic film or in a tray and worn for several hours a day, usually in the evening, right before bed. Most patients see significant results after just a few weeks.

 

Advantages:

Most patients have a brighter smile after whitening. Touch-up applications can be used periodically to maintain your lighter smile.

 

Disadvantages:

Some patients report moderate sensitivity. However, this is temporary and goes away within a few days of discontinuing the whitening agent.

 

Other possible treatments:

Veneers or crowns are sometimes indicated to whiten teeth that have severe stains or large restorations.
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