Over time, substances like wine, coffee, and nicotine can discolor teeth. So can using certain medications and antibiotics, or tooth breakage. At the offices of Dr. Edward J. Smith we perform Youngstown teeth whitening and dental bleaching in a safe and efficient manner for patients who wish to have whiter teeth.
Our state of the art bleaching system is easy to have done in our offices or with a take home tray for at home use. We’ll first prepare your lips and gums with a special covering so that only the teeth are left exposed, allowing us to safely bleach your teeth without any irritation. We apply the whitening gel before and any stains are broken down. The entire procedure takes less than an hour, and patients are in and out of the office with just a few treatments. Patients may need to come back for two to three sessions for their Youngstown teeth whitening. Total treatment time can take anywhere up to 45 minutes, depending on the amount of teeth bleaching needed and the level of discolor.
We also offer patients a take home home bleaching system that they can use on their own time. We create an individualized, custom made tray that is tailor made to your teeth to ensure that the proper amount of bleach is applied. The procedure takes an hour or so each day, and can last for up to two weeks, done in the comfort of your own home. Depending on brushing and oral hygiene habits, Youngstown teeth whitening can last a year or more. Patients are urged to follow proper oral health care habits and to keep teeth clean and to minimize discolor by abstaining from substances that stain teeth. This includes flossing, brushing daily, and having annual teeth cleanings at your dentist’s office.