Whitening is an excellent option for brightening and restoring youth to your smile. Over the years our teeth accumulate stain from the foods and drinks we consume. Some of the most common culprits of staining are tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco. Whitening helps to remove this stain without damaging the enamel. We offer take-home whitening to patients both young and old. By taking impressions of your teeth we can fabricate custom plastic trays that can last for years. Patients are sent home with a peroxide-based, enamel-safe whitening gel that is dispensed into the trays. The trays are worn for 30 to 60 minutes a day for approximately two weeks or until the desired results are achieved. If a patient feels the need to touch up his or her smile periodically, we always have extra whitening gel on hand.