Overtime, teeth can become dull and discolored from foods, drinks, medications, aging, and more. Fortunately, our professional teeth whitening options are a quick and easy way to turn back the clock on your smile.
Extrinsic & Intrinsic Tooth Stains
Tooth stains can be either extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains are surface-level tooth stains that appear brown or yellow. Intrinsic stains occur inside your teeth and are usually appear gray or blue. While some over-the-counter products can get rid of some surface stains, professional teeth whitening can remove both intrinsic and extrinsic stains.
Our Professional Teeth Whitening Options
At Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, we have two whitening options to lighten your smile 8 to 14 shades.
- ZOOM!® In-Office Teeth Whitening — Do you need a quick whitening treatment for an upcoming event, an interview, or just because? We can dramatically lighten your teeth in our office with ZOOM!® whitening in just one visit. We’ll apply a professional-strength ZOOM!® bleaching agent to your teeth and use our ZOOM!® lamp to accelerate the whitening process.
- At-Home Teeth Whitening — Looking to whiten your smile in the comfort of your own home? We offer custom whitening trays and can send you home with bleaching gel and a set of instructions so you can whiten at your convenience. With take-home trays, you can achieve a brighter smile in about 10 days.
Teeth Whitening FAQ
How much does teeth whitening cost?
The cost of teeth whitening depends on the treatment you choose, your unique needs, and how deep your tooth stains are. We offer a variety of financial options to help you get a brighter smile without breaking the bank. Our team will work with you to choose a whitening option that’s right for your smile and your budget.
Is teeth whitening permanent?
Professional teeth whitening can last long if you properly care for your teeth after your treatment. Avoiding foods, drinks, and other factors that can stain your teeth and practicing good dental habits can help you enjoy your whitening results longer!
Is teeth whitening safe?
Our teeth whitening treatments are safe. However, some patients may experience slight tooth and gum sensitivity from the bleaching gel. This sensitivity is temporary and should reside shortly after your treatment.
Are whitening trays more effective than other at-home tooth whitening methods?
While take-home tooth whitening methods, such as whitening strips, can be effective, the whitening trays we offer here at Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry are customized to fit your teeth. Unlike whitening strips, custom whitening trays ensure that every part of your smile receives the whitening attention it deserves.
What kinds of foods can stain my teeth?
Foods like tomato sauce, grapes, blueberries, and balsamic vinegar are very acidic which can leave your teeth more vulnerable to stains. Beverages like coffee, dark teas, and sodas can also stain your teeth. Avoiding or limiting these foods can help your teeth whitening results last longer.
Will teeth whitening affect my dental crowns or fillings?
The teeth whitening methods that we use are not harmful to other cosmetic enhancements or restorations, but if you have questions about your specific crowns, fillings, or veneers our team is more than happy to answer them!