Coffee, tea, wine, dark foods, and age are the main causes of teeth staining. They can cause everything from a slight yellowing of the teeth to dark spots, which can cause feelings of embarrassment or self-consciousness.
The current methods of whitening teeth range from using a store-bought kit to custom-made kits. There are also in-office whitening options for a quicker, more intensive and lasting result.
With in-office whitening, a gel is placed on your teeth. Depending on the system being used, a special heat light or a laser is then used to activate the whitening gel. The entire process takes approximately 2 hours from start to finish, although those with severe staining may require more than one appointment to achieve the desired effects.