Teeth Whitening

Be Proud of Your Smile

Do you ever find yourself surpressing a smile? Living in fear that your pearly whites aren’t so pearly? The Miller Center offers both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options to safely and effectively whiten your teeth. Most of us have some discoloration or staining due to diet, aging, or as a side-effect of certain medications. Teeth whitening at our Livingston office can help you achieve a brighter smile, with professional chairside whitening and take-home treatments to meet your needs, budget, and desired results. With our help, you won’t have to worry about hiding your smile. Contact our office today to learn more about teeth whitening options.

Are you a canditate for tooth whitening?

A foundation of healthy teeth and gums is essential to having a beautiful smile and being receptive to teeth whitening treatments. If you are experiencing any oral health issues, we will need to provide general and restorative dentistry treatments before moving ahead with any cosmetic enhancements, such as whitening.

The best teeth whitening candidates should:

  • Be at least sixteen years old
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Free from medical conditions such as diabetes
  • Not be allergic to peroxide, the most commonly used bleaching agent in chairside and take-home whitening formulas
  • Free from periodontal (gum) disease as whitening could irritate the gums or worsen this condition
  • Have no current cavities
  • Free from exposed roots due to disease or decay

Zoom!® Whitening

We use Philips Zoom!® WhiteSpeed in our office to lighten your teeth up to eight shades during a single 90 minute appointment. For even more dramatic results, we can provide customized whitening trays, crafted from an impression of your smile, so that you can apply Zoom!® DayWhite and NightWhite at home. These formulas come in varying intensities that strengthens your enamel while you brighten your smile.

Opalescence® Go: The Convenient At-home Option

f you are looking for a more affordable whitening system, we offer Opalescence® Go, one of the leading professional take-home whitening kits. Opalescence® Go includes disposable trays and a gel formula that comes in varying strengths (10% or 15%) and flavors (mint, peach, or melon). The daily process lasts between 5 to 10 days for 5 to 30 minutes each day. We will of course be available to answer any and all questions along the way.

Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

Don’t let dental stains downplay the beautiful features of your smile. To learn more about our in-office and take-home teeth whitening options, contact our office today.

Questions & Answers

Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always transient. That means if there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process.

Can I get my teeth whitened?

Patients with sensitive teeth may experience trouble with whitening as it can increase sensitivity. Also, whitening is not able to change the color of crowns or fillings and may cause the surrounding whitened teeth to stand out. If you’re interested in teeth whitening, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, don’t hesitate to call as there are many options.

How long does teeth whitening last?

Whitening can last anywhere between 6 months to three 3 years depending on the type of teeth whitening you apply and how well you maintain your teeth. Coffee, tea, red wine and dark colas all contribute to teeth staining.

Is teeth whitening safe?

There are different ways to whiten your teeth. It’s important to follow directions on take-home teeth whitening kits to avoid problems with sensitivity. Always consider having your teeth whitened under a dentists care.

Does teeth whitening affect crowns, veeners or fillings?

Unfortunately crowns and veneers don’t change color and may stand out if other teeth are whitened. Keep in mind that if located in the back of your mouth the color difference will be less visible.

Is teeth whitening toxic?

Federal guidelines state that teeth whitening is perfectly safe when carried out by a registered dental professional.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

There are several different teeth whitening options available. Book a consultation to find out which option is right for you and to get an accurate quote.

Is teeth whitening covered by insurance?

The best way to find out if your teeth whitening is covered by insurance is to call your insurance provider. We are able to provide you with an estimate to submit to your provider.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Jane S.

“I used teeth whitening at the Miller Center and the entire process was very simple and painfree. I had a great experience and can highly recommend it.”

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