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For many people, dull or stained teeth are the primary concerns that they have about their smile. In office and take home whitening systems are popular methods for correcting this problem. However, if you have fillings, crowns, and other restorations, you need to be aware that these whitening systems will only work to improve the appearance of the natural tooth enamel, so you won't notice any changes on those restorations. You may need to have those restorations replaced after bleaching your teeth so they match the new and improved color of the rest of your smile.
The Teeth Whitening Process
We have several options available in our office:
Caring for Your Whitened Teeth
When whitening your teeth, it is completely normal to experience sensitivity. Fortunately, this discomfort should stop once you have finished your bleaching treatment.
It is important to remember to get the most out of your results, you should be sure to avoid foods and beverages that could stain your smile, including: wine, tea, soda, and coffee. Additionally, you will likely need touch-ups in order to maintain your beautiful, white smile.