Dr. Scott Answers: “What can I do about my yellowing teeth?”

Teeth whitening is a popular procedure to make your teeth whiter and brighter, and therefore more attractive. Bleaching can be used to whiten stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull smile. Either way, the procedure is a safe and relatively painless one for most patients. Treatment comes in strips or trays. We offer a wide variety of options for you at our practice.

“Many people’s teeth will discolor slightly or yellow as they age. One of the quickest ways for men and women to freshen their smile is to use professional grade whitening strips, gel trays or the whitening laser.  The strips we offer our patients are budget-friendly and effective; and we offer gel trays and a whitening laser too,” says Dr. Scott.

Tray whitening is a less-expensive and convenient at-home treatment. The results are more gradual. An impression is taken at the dentist’s office in order to create a customized clear tray. Trays are generally ready within a few days, depending, and the patient must follow instructions for how to apply the gel in the trays and how often to use it. Maximum whitening results and a dazzling smile are achieved at the end of the set treatment period. An occasional treatment can be used to maintain the new smile.

Laser whitening is another quick, easy option offered at Fulp Family Dentistry. A mild gel is placed over the teeth while sitting underneath a high powered laser light for 45 minutes. You can achieve that bright smile in just one appointment!