Robert L. Friess DMD
3295 Triangle Drive SE : Ste 242 : Salem, OR 97302
: 503.585.0101

Teeth whitening — for a brighter, whiter smile

Teeth WhiteningYou should feel good about your smile. And if that means making them white, we’re happy to help (though tooth whitening is not right for everyone). However, the natural color of teeth actually is not white. They are typically a shade of either yellow or gray and tooth color varies from person to person.

Internal Whitening

This is only an option for teeth that have had root canal treatment. The gums are isolated from the teeth and an opening is made from the back side of the tooth. A strong whitening solution is placed on a cotton pellet and then the opening is temporarily sealed. This is left for about a week and then the color is checked. The tooth will usually take two or three visits to whiten in this manner.