Tooth bleaching is available for patients with all of their adult teeth who would like for their teeth to look whiter. Bleaching is accomplished by applying a chemical gel to the tooth surface to lighten it. This gel is held in place by a custom bleaching tray that can be worn at home. Numerous studies have shown this procedure to be safe and effective but it is not always equally effective for all teeth. Results are often individualized and some teeth show no noticeable change.
A common side effect of bleaching is sensitivity to hot and/or cold stimuli. If this occurs, we recommend discontinuing bleaching. The teeth should return to normal after a few days. If you are interested in bleaching, we will be happy to discuss this with you.