In Office Whitening

If you have ever wanted a younger, brighter, whiter smile…. Markowski Dental is waiting for you. At one time a discolored smile was something we just had to live with…but not anymore. The effects of age, smoking, drinking wine, tea and coffee quickly add to tooth discoloration. In just one visit you can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful smile!

No more hassels with messy, time consuming, over the counter strips,paint-ons, rinses, or pastes. Our in-office whitening procedure is faster, longer lasting, and more effective, whitening teeth up to several shades in just one hour! Most importantly, this process is a safe method of whitening.

Q: How long does it take?

A: The in-office whitening can be completed in about an hour visit. This procedure includes custom fit trays to take with you as well as a “touch up” kit to use at home as needed (about once every 6 months).

Q: How long will it last?

A: This depends on each individual’s life style. Excessive coffee/tea drinking, smoking, or any other behaviors that increase teeth staining will effect how long you keep your new and improved bright smile. This will require touch ups more frequently.

Q: Is in-office whitening better than home whitening?

A:While home whitening is an effective way to improve your smile, our in-office whitening has some added advantages. In-house whitening is better for those stubborn stains because they can be addressed directly and consistent balance of color can be achieved. The in-office whitening is ideal for those who also want immediate results.

Q: Does the whitening method hurt my teeth and gums?

A: No. There is a protective gel that hardens over the soft tissues to protect them throughout the process. However, slight tooth sensitivity isa common side effect after whitening with any method. The sensitivity will subside within 24 hours and is not permanent. A fluoride treatment, paste or rinse is commonly recommended to ease any discomfort.

Q: I have a filling in my front tooth. Can I whiten my teeth?

A: Yes. Please be aware that restorations, such as composite fillings, bonding, veneers, or crowns, do not change color. If you have restorations that show when you smile, their original color will differ from your new bright smile. Your dentist will examine and advise you as to what will work best to achieve your desired results.

Of course, regular cleanings and dental examinations are essential to maintain a healthy bright smile.

If you have any further questions regarding our teeth whitening procedures or any other dental questions, please feel free to call our office. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions you may have.