Teeth WhiteningAn Overview
Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most effective ways to transform your smile. Cosmetic teeth whitening procedures are quick, affordable and suitable for practically anyone. Teeth whitening can improve your self confidence and provide a more youthful smile.
Dr. Hoffert will recommend a teeth whitening treatment base on the cause of tooth discoloration. Patients will receive a comprehensive dental health exam to help patients restore the health and appearance of their smile for lasting results.
Will bleaching make my teeth sensitive?
While our products are designed to minimize tooth sensitivity, it is normal to experience some mild sensitivity during treatment. Dr. Hoffert may recommend switching to a toothpaste for sensitive teeth during your treatment. Tooth sensitivity generally doesn’t last more than a few days.
What’s the difference between over-the-counter whitening products and professional bleaching?
Over-the-counter whitening strips, brush-on gels, and toothpastes take weeks, and sometimes months, to lighten teeth a few shades. In addition, these products often cause sensitivity to the gums and teeth. Professional bleaching trays are custom designed to fit over the teeth, ensuring even application of the bleaching solution. Our products are safe and will not harm the teeth or gums.
I am a new patient to Red Maple Dental and Dr Hoffert. Great experience for my first cleaning, staff was very curteous and great to work with. Will be back in 6 months!Sean Oakes
After a lifelong struggle with weak teeth that could never be whitened and were increasingly crooked, Dr. Hoffert and her team excelled! I am so happy with my new smile! It's a pleasure to smile and not feel that embarrassment to show my teeth or to bear the brunt of…P.B.
Great treatment experience as usual - superstar team! Thank you!A.C.
Dr. Hoffert has been most helpful to my husband. Both in her "hands-on" work in the office and (very important) going out of her way making sure he got the proper pain meds on schedule once he was back home in Assisted Living. Gets an A+ from us.J.B. & D.B.
I am "over the moon" impressed with the quality of service at Red Maple Dental. As a new patient I have never been treated with such astounding care. Dr. Hoffert is incredibly talented & a wonderful dentist! Thanks for everythingC. S.
Teeth Whitening What to Expect
Most patients will see a dramatic improvement in the color of their teeth – typically 8 shades or lighter. Teeth whitening can be used for teeth that have discoloration from foods, beverages, tobacco use, and/or age. If you have staining due to antibiotics, ask about alternative treatments such as veneers or tooth bonding.
For most patients, we recommend at home teeth whitening trays. You will be given custom made bleaching trays that fit the contours of your teeth. A professional strength whitening gel is used to gradually whiten teeth over several days or weeks. Whitening trays are typically worn for a few hours each day or over night to break up stains and minimize discoloration.