Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Stains on our teeth can occur for a number of reasons. It can be the natural color of our dentin, or it can be because of our daily health and diet. Whatever it is—whether it’s because we drink too much coffee, we’ve aged, or as a side effect from medication—Dr. Fellner and his team are happy to provide teeth whitening services to our patients.

If you are considering a whitening treatment, talk to Dr. Fellner first.

If you have composites (tooth colored fillings), bonding, veneers, or crowns, you should know that their color will not change when you begin whitening your natural teeth. Also, if you have moderate to severe periodontal disease, gingival recession, are pregnant, or are allergic to hydrogen peroxide, you should consult with Dr. Fellner before undergoing treatment.

How does teeth whitening work?

Essentially, an in-office teeth whitening procedure includes the dentist creating a custom-fitted whitening tray that you will wear over your teeth. Dr. Fellner will provide you with a bleaching gel that will be placed in the tray and worn every day for up to 2 hours. Generally, it will take between 2-3 weeks for you to begin seeing the effect of the treatment. In-office treatment has been proven to be safer than over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments. Patients also report that they feel less discomfort and sensitivity when they visit their dentist for teeth whitening.