For patients who wish for a whiter, brighter smile, Dr. Karey may recommend teeth whitening in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Teeth whitening is ideal for patients who have yellow stained teeth and no restorations. Other shades of discoloration will not bleach as well or at all. Restorations like fillings and crowns will not respond to the bleaching solution, so they will stand out against whitened teeth. Our office provides at-home whitening.
With at-home bleaching, our dentists supply you with a custom-made bleaching tray and a gel whitening solution. Wear the tray with the gel as prescribed by our dentists. Usually, patients wear the tray for several hours a day or during the night for up to four weeks.
If you avoid foods and beverages that can cause staining, the whitening results may last a year or longer. If you do not, the effects may start to fade in as little as a month. We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.