Whitening teeth, non-invasive dental treatment, is a simple way to help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile. There are several whitening treatments available, including at home whitening systems, that can be effective. Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development), stains due to medications and discoloration can be improved through whitening. Tooth whitening systems work only on natural teeth. Teeth that have crowns or veneers, fillings and artificial teeth cannot be whitened. Before you plan tooth whitening we will discuss any recommended restoration treatment so the final color of all teeth match. We offer several types of tooth whitening systems. Your dentist will discuss the best options for you based on your desired level of whitening and the condition of your teeth. Whitening is not permanent. You may want a touch up after several years based on the degree of whitening you prefer and your daily habits. Smoking and drinking coffee, tea or wine can effect the color of your teeth. Daily brushing and flossing will help your smile stay brighter and healthy.