Teeth Whitening


Dental Associates provides a number of options for brightening your smile in Farmington, CT.

Call 860-677-8666 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

If you have healthy but stained or discolored teeth, an easy and highly effective solution is professional teeth whitening, also known as bleaching. Please note that if you have pitting or deep staining, you might need another solution such as veneers. For most people with stained, healthy teeth, though, it is a simple matter of deciding between in-office and at-home whitening.

In-Office Teeth Whitening: In-office teeth whitening can usually be completed in just one visit. First, we will use a rubber shield or protective gel to guard the sensitive gum tissue. Next, we will apply a powerful, carbamide peroxide-containing whitening agent directly to your teeth. We will then use an LED light to increase the bleaching power.

At-Home Bleaching: If you would rather whiten your teeth at home at night, just come by our office for dental impressions, which we will use to craft a custom-fitted mouth tray. All you need to do is add a whitening gel containing carbamide peroxide to the tray and insert in your mouth each night. Your dentist will instruct you on how long to wear the tray each night (typically between 2 and 8 hours), and how many nights total to wear it (up to 4 weeks, depending on the current shade and desired shade).

Professional teeth whitening lasts a long time, but you can help extend the time between appointments by brushing and flossing regularly, rinsing your mouth after consuming any stain-causing foods or beverages, and having a professional cleaning twice per year. You can also use an at home whitening kit when your teeth first start to appear duller, but keep in mind that it is not nearly as powerful as professional whitening.

Call 860-677-8666 to schedule your appointment.