Teeth Whitening in Westport, CT
Imperial Dental Associates provides teeth whitening services in Westport, CT. Call 203-227-2520 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Even though stains and yellowing are common, most people feel self-conscious about these changes to their smiles. Unfortunately, as we get older, our tooth enamel thins, making our teeth appear yellower. When you combine that with a daily latte on the way to work or having a glass of red wine with dinner, your pearly whites aren’t nearly as brilliant as they once were!
Fortunately, professional teeth whitening is safe and effective. While there are many over-the-counter whitening treatments available these days, they don’t provide the same results as the whitening options offered by a dentist.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
You can give your smile a dramatic makeover in a single day with in-office teeth whitening treatments. For severe yellowing and stains, such as those caused by smoking, in-office bleaching is the best option. The treatment takes about an hour, and results are impressive. During an in-office teeth whitening procedure, a protective gel is applied to your gums to prevent irritation, then a whitening agent is applied to your teeth. A specialized light activates this whitening gel, enhancing its results.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
For patients with minor discoloration and staining, at-home teeth whitening might be all that you need to brighten your smile. Our office’s take-home whitening kits are more effective than whitening treatments purchased online or in stores. They use custom-made trays that are designed to fit your teeth perfectly, as well as a professional-grade bleaching gel available exclusively at a dentist’s office. We’ll show you how to use your at-home whitening kit and provide you instructions on how often and how long you should use it.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
The most effective option available is in-office teeth whitening, which produces the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time. It’s also more convenient, as it only requires a single office visit.
Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?
Teeth whitening is not bad for your teeth when it’s performed by or under the supervision of a dentist. When store-bought whitening treatments aren’t used as directed, they can cause irritation and painful sensitivity.
How long does it take to whiten teeth?
Whitening procedures in our office take about an hour. At-home whitening takes about two weeks to finish, but this depends on the amount of staining and the results you want.
Does whitening remove stains?
Yes, in most cases, whitening is effective for removing stains. Rarely, a tooth may have something called intrinsic staining, which means that the stains are coming from the inside of the tooth, rather than the enamel. There are other options for whitening teeth with these stains.
How can I keep my teeth white and healthy?
Quit smoking and limit staining beverages after your teeth whitening treatment. If you drink coffee, tea, or red wine, brush your teeth or rinse with water after drinking them. Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, floss daily, and have your teeth cleaned at our office every six months.
Call 203-227-2520 to schedule your appointment.