Teeth Whitening

Whitening has become an increasingly popular way to brighten a patient’s smile, whether by bleaching stained teeth or simply adding luster to a slightly dull smile. It’s a safe, largely painless treatment for most patients, however we recommend waiting until your child’s adult teeth have fully come in, usually around age 11 or 12.

There are three primary ways to whiten teeth: via strips, trays or an in-office bleaching. The latter is ideal if you want immediate results, requiring only about an hour of your time: We’ll apply a protective gel to your gums to guard the soft tissue and a light-activated gel to your teeth, then use a special light or laser to clarify and brighten. We’ll give you a gel to take home and detailed instructions for how to use it; you’ll enjoy dramatically whiter teeth that will gleam for years.

Tray whitening is a convenient, less expensive at-home treatment whose results you’ll see more gradually than with an office bleaching. We’ll take an impression of your teeth and create a customized clear tray that will be ready for you within a few days. We’ll give you detailed instructions on how to apply the gel to the trays and how often to do so; you’ll usually begin to notice effects within three to five days, though you’ll see the greatest whitening toward the end of the one- to two-week treatment period.

Finally, you can pick up whitening strips at your local drugstore or at Dr. Gibson’s practice; we’ll be happy to advise you on how to get the best results with this method. Ask about all our whitening options; we’ll help you determine which is likely to give you the best results.

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“Took my daughter to this office. Dr. Gibson is absolutely wonderful. She is extremely skilled and has an incredible bedside manner. Her office is beautiful and kid friendly. In fact, it’s probably the nicest doctor’s office I’ve ever been to.”
– Marc R.


The entire staff, Dr. Gibson, the office, everything! Dr. Gibson relates to you and the kiddo, explains everything, and isn’t rushed. The hygienists are so sweet and so patient, same with the front desk ladies. The decor is SO AWESOME. And they give treats/goodies as you’re leaving. A five star rating is an understatement! Thank you, ladies!
– Amanda
Just took my 19-month-old daughter to her first dentist appt, and it was fantastic! The whole team was SO patient. Dr. Gibson easily took care of her, despite the squirming, and then blew bubbles with her! The office is adorable and the kids even get individual TVs while their teeth are cleaned… I wish Dr. Gibson was available to adults!
– Julie
Dr. Gibson is so wonderful! She’s passionate and understanding and completely takes every patient and their needs to a personal level. She’s got the tender touch all kids need when seeing their doctor, of any type. Her office is exceptional. It’s so clean and modern yet so much fun for the little ones!
– Nicki F.