Tooth Whitening

All teeth darken over time. Children’s teeth are typically much whiter that adult teeth. Discolorations are caused by staining from foods (such as wine, coffee, tea and soda), aging, medications, smoking and poor oral hygiene. Reversing the yellowing of age and restoring your natural white smile is a priority for Dr. Watkins’ dental whitening team.

At home bleaching is our preferred method for whitening teeth. It’s easy, painless and affordable. We create custom bleaching "trays" for you to use with a special bleaching gel worn only one hour daily. The bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel without altering tooth structure or existing dental work.

The in-office bleaching technique made popular by the Extreme Makeover television program can be expensive, painful, and has a 41% return to the original color after 1 year. Although slightly more work intensive for our patients, the home bleaching process gives a much better result.

Nothing improves your appearance more or boosts your ego more than a bright smile!