There is a universal desire for whiter, brighter teeth. White teeth are considered a sign of health and youth!
Simple tooth whitening is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to improve your overall appearance. Dr. Midgley will make custom-fit trays for your mouth and give you a whitening gel that you can use at home for one hour per day to achieve the bright smile that you’ve always wanted.
Bleaching teeth has become a popular and effective method of whitening teeth. Dental bleaches have consistently proven to be safe.
As you age, your teeth do become more yellow. Extrinsic stains are superficial stains, most commonly caused by foods such as coffee, tea, cola, red wine, or cigarettes. These stains can be cleaned away with the dentist’s prophy paste (“polishing”). Intrinsic stains, however, developing inside of the actual tooth structure as you age. It is this internal yellowing that tooth bleaching targets.
Dental bleaches work by releasing oxygen molecules into the tooth, which break down the bonds of the discoloring molecules, leaving a whiter brighter tooth.
Mild tooth sensitivity is a possible side effect. Fortunately it is temporary and reversible, as soon as the bleaching is stopped. Bleaching also does not have any adverse effects on your existing dental work.
Patients are welcome to bleach their teeth at any time, and even touch up prior to special occasions.