Teeth Whitening

Your smile is an important part of your appearance, and at Hayes Family Dentistry, it is our priority to help you maintain both the look and function of your smile. We are proud to offer top-notch professional teeth whitening solutions that can remove surface stains and discoloration and give you a shiny, bright, beautiful smile.

Our teeth are prone to discoloration and staining due to a variety of reasons such as age and lifestyle-related habits. Professional teeth whitening solutions can help you regain the bright, white teeth of your youth and are more effective and safer than over-the-counter alternatives.

The first step in improving the shade of your teeth is an assessment of your tooth stains. Once we are sure that your tooth discoloration is caused by surface stains and not by an underlying dental issue, we will recommend teeth whitening.  One of the professional whitening treatments available at our office is the highly popular and effective Opalescence whitening system. Opalescence whitening treatment makes use of a professional strength whitening gel containing peroxide and potassium nitrate. Potassium nitrate helps reduce tooth sensitivity after the treatment. The treatment is administered by filling the whitening solution in custom trays which can be worn over the teeth. The solution reacts with the stains on your teeth to eliminate them. The gel is then washed off, and you are left with a sparkling, pearly-white smile.

You can easily maintain your new white smile by caring for your teeth with regular brushing, flossing and dental cleanings. You should also avoid smoking and consuming beverages and foods such as wine, coffee and tea in excess as they could stain your teeth.

To learn more about how professional whitening treatments can enhance the beauty of your smile, please contact our office to make an appointment.