Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Plainville and Farmington, CT

Teeth Whitening - A Bright Attractive Smile is Ageless...

A brilliant, attractive smile conveys confidence and vitality. As we age, our teeth naturally darken. One of the most popular ways to enhance your smile and improve your appearance is teeth whitening. Patients can visit the dentist at lunch and leave with a stunning, white smile.

We can bleach the enamel to remove discolorations and stains from teeth. Research and clinical studies show that under the supervision of your dentist, chair-side teeth whitening with carbamide peroxide and/or hydrogen peroxide is safe for both teeth and gums. You can choose from in-office whitening for an immediate transformation or take-home kits, which will gradually brighten your smile over a few weeks.

Why Teeth Stain
Tooth stains fall into two categories - extrinsic and intrinsic stains. The extrinsic, or external, stains is on the surface of the teeth. Intrinsic stains are present inside the teeth and are harder to remove than extrinsic stains. Usually, extrinsic stains look yellow or brown, while internal stains are typically gray or brown color.



You can develop teeth staining from a variety of causes including:

  • Beverages such as coffee, teas, and colas
  • Aging
  • Medication (antibiotic) staining
  • Trauma
  • Disease
  • Genetics
  • Tobacco
  • Excessive fluoride
  • Insufficient oral hygiene
  • Nerve degeneration

Taking the First Step
During your initial visit, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums. At that time, the doctor will explain the recommendations and discuss your options

FAQs about Teeth Whitening

What are my options for teeth whitening?
With teeth whitening, patients can choose either in-office or at-home whitening.

For in-office whitening, we cover your lips and gums before applying a thin coating of gel on your teeth. We use KoR Whitening Deep Bleaching. The Deep bleach technique is so powerful, it can whiten tetracycline stained teeth and, in some occasions, even veneered teeth.

KoR Whitening was ranked highest as the most effective, reliable way to whiten your teeth permanently, by a respected dental products journal. http://www.korwhitening.com/

No light is necessary with this technique. This procedure involves two power bleaching appointments a week apart, and a home tray in between. For the power appointments, a powerful 9% hydrogen peroxide solution is used and a 16% carbamide peroxide solution is used for the home tray. Depending on the case on the desires of the dentist, on the second visit either the same 9% Hydrogen Peroxide is used, or DeepBleachingMax is used, which is 27% Hydrogen Peroxide.

D-Senz-2 is applied after the power bleaching process to help de-sensitize the teeth and seal themfrom decreased rebound. However, like any teeth whitening procedure, teeth sensitivity is expected with this process. Remember, even with over-the-counter bleaching products, acute painful sensitivity can become an issue.

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  • Forte: A fast acting whitener increase re-mineralization from de-calcification
  • Calcium peroxide strengthens and re-mineralizes the tooth enamel
  • Lessens appearance of "white spots” such as from orthodontic braces
  • And Fluorosis
  • Duet: The "No” sensitivity teeth whitener
  • Classic: Unsurpassed whitening results for most patients
    • Highly effective on a large range of stains

We will take impressions of your teeth and supply you with custom bleaching trays as well as professional grade whitening gel. Simply apply a dot of gel to each tooth in the tray on their front surface and wear them 30 minutes each day. Most patients notice a difference in 10 to 14 days, and the full impact will appear at the end of the whitening time period. Get a free refill every 6 months with scheduled cleanings!

Does teeth whitening work?
Professional teeth whitening can safely and effectively remove surface stains and renew your smile. These products can lighten your teeth 1-7 shades; the darker the teeth the more shades they can lighten. Good oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and avoidance of products that stain will keep your smile looking fantastic.

What is the difference between professional teeth whitening and the kits I can buy from the drug store?
Drug store whitening kits don't have the strength that professional grade whitening provides, so many times, patients won't achieve the results they desire. As well, these whitening kits often irritate gums and soft tissue because they aren't customized to fit your mouth.

What if teeth whitening won't work?
In some cases, especially where deep intrinsic stains exist, teeth whitening may not be the best option. We will review your case and can recommend other alternatives, like porcelain veneers or cosmetic crowns.

Is teeth whitening safe?
Many dentists consider teeth bleaching the safest cosmetic procedure available today. With careful supervision, you can lighten your teeth up to 7 shades and take years off your appearance.

What about side effects?
Some patients develop mild sensitivity after whitening. Time and toothpaste that alleviates this sensation will help minimize any discomfort you feel.


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ComPassion Dental
218 Main St
Farmington, CT 06032

P. 860-470-3660

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