What is Teeth Bleaching?

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Denver teeth bleachingOver time, your teeth naturally become darker or stained. This can be due to a variety of factors. Fortunately, there are teeth whitening options, including teeth bleaching.

The teeth bleaching process is used to brighten your smile and to get rid of the pigments staining your teeth. To begin the procedure, a rubber sealant is applied to your gums. This will protect the supporting tissues in your mouth from the bleaching agent. Then, your teeth are dried in preparation for the application.

The bleaching solution is prepared and applied strictly to the teeth. Using exposure to oxygen, the bleach oxidizes the stains, removing them from the surface of your teeth. After a designated time determined by our dentists, everything is removed leaving you with a dazzling smile.

Teeth bleaching has remarkable results, and can last up to three years depending on your oral hygiene. This cosmetic dental procedure can be done every one to two years. Many patients report that their smile is anywhere between 1 to 14 shades brighter.

Lights and lasers are used in a controlled way during this process to help prevent damage to your teeth. Complications from bleaching can include sensitivity or oral discomfort. However, these side effects can be avoided with the steady hand and significant experience of our dentists.

Our dental team provides various bleaching options, including:

  • Zoom! Laser Teeth Whitening
  • Opalescence® Teeth Whitening at Home

If you are in the Denver area and would like to discuss your teeth bleaching options, give our office a call at 303-566-4036 to schedule your initial consultation.