Tooth Whitening

You can have the confidence that comes from a bright, white smile. If you are happy with the alignment and spacing of your teeth, a tooth-whitening procedure may be all that separates you from a dazzling smile. Tooth whitening is safe, effective, and long-lasting. There are two main methods for achieving excellent results: a custom, in-home tooth-whitening kit or an in-the-office procedure.

If you desire immediate results, visit Drs. Walker and Kraus for an in-the-office whitening procedure. With your dentist’s supervision, a much more powerful whitening gel is used, giving you amazing results in about an hour.

Your custom in-home whitening kit involves a special tray that is customized to fit over your teeth. You will also receive prescription whitening gel, which is inserted into the tray before you wear it. Drs. Walker and Kraus will give you detailed instructions about how long you should wear the tray each day, and you should expect the entire in-home whitening process to take between three days and two weeks, leaving you with a dazzling smile.

You can also try our easy, preloaded whitening tray kit.

Q: I want my teeth to be whiter. Do you recommend at-home or in-office whitening?

A: Dentist directed at-home whitening and in-office whitening procedures are both effective ways of brightening your smile. In either case, your dentist customizes the treatment to ensure your happiness with the results.

Your custom home-whitening kit involves a special tray that is customized to fit over your teeth. You also receive prescription whitening gel, which is inserted into the tray before you wear it. Our team gives you detailed instructions about how long you should wear the tray each day, and you should expect the entire home whitening process to take up o two weeks, leaving you with a brighter smile.

If you desire immediate results, visit Drs. Walker and Kraus for an in-the- office whitening procedure. With your dentist’s supervision, a much more powerful whitening gel is used, giving you amazing results in about an hour.

Q: How can I safely whiten my teeth?

A: There are a number of procedures available to help whiten your smile, from at-home whitening products to in-office supervised treatments. Drs. Walker and Kraus evaluate the potential for whitening your teeth based on their current color and on the causes of any discoloration. Once you decide on the most appropriate method, you will spend anywhere from 1-14 days undergoing a series of simple whitening treatments.

Q: How can I whiten my teeth?

A: There are multiple ways to whiten your teeth.

  • At-home whitening trays – these products use peroxide-based gels to whiten your teeth. Generally, the process involves the daily application of the gel in a formed mouth guard for 30 minutes a day for just a few days. Side effects may include short-term tooth or gum sensitivity.
  • In-office whitening – a procedure that takes place in a single visit to your dentist. It involves the application of a specially formulated gel that, when exposed to a type of light energy, penetrates the stains in your teeth, breaking them down and leaving your smile brighter and whiter. The entire process takes about an hour.
  • Porcelain veneers – many people who have tetracycline-stained teeth and cannot whiten their teeth with traditional means, or people who want a more permanent solution will opt for porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are a great way to whiten your teeth in a more permanent fashion. The veneers do not stain with time, and they also correct many other concerns that you may have including crooked teeth, gaps in teeth, and gummy smiles. Most of the smile makeovers you see on television are accomplished with porcelain veneers.

We want to see your smile!