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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill

Family Dentist located in Rocky Hill, CT

Whitening your teeth is one of the safest and easiest ways to improve the appearance of your smile. If you’re looking to cosmetically enhance your smile with teeth whitening, schedule a visit with the dentists, at Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill. Book your visit today by calling the office in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is the process of teeth whitening?

Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill can brighten your smile with either in-office whitening or at-home whitening.

In-office whitening

In-office whitening offers a noticeably whiter smile in just one office visit. Your dentist carefully applies a professional-grade whitening solution to your teeth while you wait in the chair. In some cases, a special light is used to activate the whitening solution and help it produce results more efficiently. An in-office whitening procedure typically takes less than an hour and leaves you with a stunningly white smile.

At-home whitening

At-home whitening takes longer than an in-office treatment to produce results, but it’s just as effective and enables you to whiten your teeth on your own schedule. Your dentist uses an impression of your teeth to make you a custom-fitted whitening tray. The tray is designed to fit snugly around your teeth and keep them in constant contact with a professional-strength white solution provided. You wear your trays every day for a prescribed amount of time, giving you a noticeably whiter smile within just a matter of weeks.

Is teeth whitening suitable for everyone?

Teeth whitening is an excellent solution for adults and some older teens. Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill doesn’t recommend teeth whitening for children.

You should have optimal oral health before you can whiten your teeth. If you have any signs of cavities, infection, or gum disease, your dentist needs to treat it before you can have a professional whitening. This helps to ensure that your dentist doesn’t expose a compromised tooth to the whitening solution, which can be painful and cause complications.

How often can I have my teeth whitened?

Your dentist performs a thorough oral health exam before whitening your teeth and can tell you how often you can safely have whitening treatments.

Patients with healthy teeth and gums can typically have a professional whitening once every 6-12 months. If you’re showing signs of erosion or sensitivity, your dentist might recommend no more than one whitening treatment per year. 

Schedule a visit to Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill by phone and start whitening your teeth today.