Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What causes tooth discoloration?
Trauma and certain medications, such as tetracycline and other antibiotics, can discolor your teeth. Smoking, drinking coffee, tea or red wine can also cause discoloration and are the easiest to remove.
Q: Is whitening safe?
Yes. Teeth whitening has been performed by dentists for decades, supported by research and clinical studies showing that dentist-administered whitening is safe. In fact, it is one of the most widely performed and least-invasive cosmetic procedures available today.
Q: Are there any side effects?
Some patients may experience sensitivity during the treatment. If you have very sensitive teeth, it is important to discuss with your dentist the various options to manage sensitivity.
Q: Can I get my teeth whitened?
Almost everyone has the ability to get whiter teeth. However, it is important that you talk with your dentist to determine which whitening treatment is best for you.