Your teeth will darken over time. Changes in the color of your teeth can be caused by such factors as the food and beverages consumed (like coffee, tea and soda). Other known factors for discoloration may include childhood medications or illnesses, tobacco use, injury, or improper oral hygiene. More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains. Brighter teeth can actually make people appear more youthful. Tooth whitening services are growing in popularity, and it’s one of the most requested services offered by our practice. Professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. Starting with a quick visit to our office to make an impression of your teeth, we make a custom-fit mouth tray to which you apply the whitening gel and wear at you own convenience for a couple of hours a day for 10-14 days.