If you recently had your teeth professionally cleaned but are still unhappy with their color, then you may want to look into teeth whitening. Over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and whitening kits may whiten your teeth one or two shades, but in order to get dramatically whiter teeth and remove deeper stains, you'll need to see a dentist for treatment.
Tooth whitening procedures can remove stains associated with aging, drinking coffee, or smoking. They cannot, however, reverse staining from antibiotic use. If you took tetracycline and experienced blue-gray tooth stains as a side effect, your dentist may recommend veneers or crowns, rather than whitening, to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Innovative Dental Health offers three kinds of bleaching products:
- Take home whitening kit
- Custom made bleaching trays (includes whitening kit)
- In-office bleaching/whitening treatment