Brighten your smile, brighten your day!
Sometimes, a small change to your smile can make a big difference in your life. Whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic procedures. It's safe, simple and affordable. We recommend professional strength whitening because it is generally more effective than over-the-counter, but more importantly, we get a chance to assess whether whitening your teeth is a safe alternative for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment and talk to one of our dentists about your options. Be sure to ask about our White Teeth for Life Program.
Dr. Maley's White Teeth for Life Program
For $99 you’ll receive custom whitening trays, supplies and instructions to get your dazzling smile PLUS free refills each time you come in for your 6-month preventive care visit—FOREVER!!! Can’t wait? Jumpstart the process with our brand new one-hour in-office laser whitening treatment.
Same Day In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our new lasers have taken our in-office whitening to a new level of speed and effectiveness. Come in for an in-office whitening appointment, and you'll leave an hour later with a whiter, brighter smile.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Custom Whitening Trays
We will make you custom trays and provide supplies for you to apply daily at home.The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.
Paint-On Teeth Whiteners
There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options, and one type of readily accessible whitening products is commonly referred to as a “paint-on” teeth whitener. Paint-on whiteners can be purchased over-the-counter and generally are less expensive and less effective than whitening strips or professional options. Paint-on teeth whiteners consist of a gel that is applied to the tooth using a small brush. Paint-on whitening gel hardens into a film that coats the teeth, and dissolves in the mouth. As with any teeth-whitening regimen, it is wise to consult with a dental professional before use.
Teeth-whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The whitening agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth-whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. The duration of treatment will vary.
Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash
The least expensive options are whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes. Designed to have “whitening” capabilities, toothpastes and mouthwashes work to remove surface stains using mild abrasives. However, unlike the materials used in professional whitening procedures, these products do not lighten the actual color shade of the tooth. Whitening toothpastes affect surface stains and will mildly lighten your teeth.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.