Tooth Whitening


Comparing patient teeths

A survey revealed virtually all Americans consider a smile an important social asset! As your most distinguishable facial feature, it opens doors like nothing else.

In the same poll conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96% of adults surveyed said an attractive smile makes a person more appealing.

The shortest path to a whiter smile can be found in Bleaching. This technique basically involves applying a chemical agent, usually hydrogen peroxide, to the teeth as a whitener. Effectiveness can be tracked using whitening shade guides to measure tooth color, with the Vitapan Classic Shade Guide being the most widely accepted, featuring 16 shades. These shades determine the effectiveness of the whitening procedure, which can range from two to seven shades.

Various chemical and physical agents can be used to whiten teeth. For example, toothpaste typically has small particles of silica, aluminum oxide, calcium carbonate or calcium phosphate to grind off stains absorbed into the teeth. However, unlike Bleaches, whitening toothpaste does not alter the intrinsic color of your teeth. At The Smile Center our Dentists use:

  • Liquid Smile Professional Whitening Pen: For patients who want professional results from an at-home product, Liquid Smile is the most potent take-home, paint-on whitener available. In 15 minutes, Liquid Smile equals wearing a messy tray for 1 hour, without the irritation sometimes associated with trays.
  • Beyond Whitening System: An in-office, light-activated treatment, Beyond offers an effective professional teeth whitening solution. Using the latest in tooth whitening technology, in just 30 minutes, your teeth can be an average of eight shades whiter.

Your Dentists at The Smile Center know that a beautiful, white smile can open doors to brighter opportunities for you!