Teeth Whitening

Are you unsatisfied with the color of your teeth?

Staining can occur for many reasons, including smoking or tobacco use. Your teeth can also become stained by regularly eating certain foods and beverages. Plus, teeth naturally start to darken as you age.

Luckily, visiting our office for a professional whitening treatment can reverse the effects of tooth staining and give you back your dazzling smile. Brilliant, white teeth will make you look healthier and more youthful.

There are many over-the-counter whitening treatments readily available for purchase; however, professional whitening is generally safer and more effective. Applicator trays in over-the-counter kits are intended to be “one size fits all,” which can result in them fitting uncomfortably in your mouth since they aren’t designed specifically for your teeth. Whitening gels included with this type of product can sometimes be too abrasive or can leak because of ill-fitting trays, leading to gum and other soft tissue irritation. 

For these reasons, you may want to choose professional whitening instead. The whitening service provided by Dr. Hannahan may consist of two phases – an in-office whitening session and a customized at-home kit and care plan.

In-Office Whitening

Dr. Hannahan will choose whitening gel in the appropriate strength for your case while accounting for factors like your level of sensitivity and your whitening goals. This gel is typically applied in three 15 minute sessions while your gums and soft tissues are protected from becoming irritated by the whitening gel. Teeth can be lightened dramatically in only one session.

At-Home Whitening

If you prefer to whiten your teeth at your convenience, Dr. Hannahan may provide you with a custom at-home whitening kit. Your applicator trays will be made just for you, and the strength of the whitening gel will be chosen to meet your needs. You will be given specific instructions for using it safely.

After this kind of whitening treatment, you will typically be asked to schedule a follow-up visit with our office to check on your progress

Schedule a Consultation Today

Why wait any longer to start toward your perfect smile? Contact Dr. Hannahan today to find out more about whitening services.