Teeth naturally darken as we age. Discoloration occurs due to exposure to coffee, tea, tobacco, and certain foods. Teeth whitening systems are now available that can remove these discolorations. Results may vary depending on your teeth and types of staining. Your dentist can explain the type of results you can expect from the treatment.
There are two basic types of whitening available from Racine Dental Group:
- Tray Whitening - Racine Dental Group will take molds of your teeth and then build custom whitening trays in our in-house lab. You are then able to pick up the custom trays and solution at Racine Dental Group and whiten your teeth effectively at home. The advantage to this type of whitening over a store-bought method is because the trays are custom built for your teeth, the whitening solution has direct contact with your teeth, and it is therefore more effective. The solution used is also higher grade, and more customized to your needs.
- Laser Whitening - Many of our doctors also peform laser whitening services. During laser whitening, a solution is applied to your teeth and then a laser is used to set the solution on your teeth. The laser allows the whiteing to take place over a much shorter period of time, truly "one-visit whitening."