Whitening, also referred to as bleaching, is a procedure used to lighten the shade of your enamel.  Impressions are taken of your teeth and a custom tray is made to hold the agent used to whiten.  Depending on your diet and habits, the procedure needs to be continued occasionally to keep the desired shade.  A “before” photo is taken to monitor your results.  Dr. Hutchison’s staff will be able to explain what causes the most staining and how to keep your smile beautiful!