Beautifying Smiles with Professional Teeth Whitening
It’s easier than ever to have a terrific smile. Every day, people just like you enhance their appearance and renew their confidence with professional teeth whitening. Dr. Cranham offers in-office and take-home bleaching to rejuvenate discolored smiles.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Definitely. Research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe and effective. Many dentists consider teeth whitening the safest cosmetic dentistry procedure available. However, teeth bleaching is not recommended for children under 13 years of age or for pregnant or lactating women.
Am I a candidate for teeth whitening in Chesapeake, VA?
Almost anyone with stained or discolored teeth can achieve a brighter smile with professional bleaching. Please note, though, that treatment may not be as effective for some patients as it is for others. Dr. Cranham will examine your teeth to determine if whitening is a good choice for your smile.
What can I expect from teeth whitening?
A beautiful smile! Teeth whitening can erase stains and discolorations caused by food, beverages, tobacco, medications, and age. Dr. Cranham uses the latest in bleaching technology to safely and effectively deliver beautiful, brilliant smiles. If your teeth are severely discolored, Dr. Cranham may suggest other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers to transform your smile. Porcelain Veneers are popular cosmetic dental treatments that also straighten and reshape your teeth. But because bleaching treatments are inexpensive, they’re always worth a try before considering other options.
Is there a difference between over-the-counter whitening products and professional teeth bleaching?
Yes! Over-the-counter whitening strips, brush-on gels, and toothpastes take weeks, and sometimes months, to lighten teeth a few shades. These products may even harm teeth and gums, so it’s always a wise choice to use the products Dr. Cranham recommends.
Many patients prefer to whiten gradually. That’s why we offer take-home teeth whitening. Dr. Cranham will take an impression of your smile to create custom bleaching trays for home use. The trays take a day or two to produce. You’ll insert bleaching solution into the trays and wear as directed, usually a few hours a day. The bleaching solution erases stains quickly and without altering tooth structure or existing dental work. Occasional at-home touch-ups will keep your smile looking its best.
Dr. Cranham offers Zoom! Whitening, the leading teeth whitening system, to lighten smiles up to eight shades in about an hour. You can sit back and relax while we apply special Zoom! Whitening gel to your teeth and activate it with a special light. The gel and light work in harmony to lift stains and discolorations and create dazzling smiles. This process is ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. We’ll give you custom-made bleaching trays and professional-strength teeth whitening gel for at-home touchups.