Birmingham Area Teeth Whitening Information

Teeth serve a vital role in providing functions necessary to everyday life such as speaking, eating and smiling. But since our teeth are visible in our everyday interactions, a good appearance is important for one’s self esteem and quality of social life.
Your smile is important in conveying who you are, and how others perceive you. One of the most apparent traits noticeable is the coloration of the teeth. The cause of discoloration can vary from staining foods and liquids to standard wearing of the enamel with age. Smiles are universally recognized, thus having an unattractive smile can have negative social and psychological consequences.

Dr. Michael Maniscalco and his staff at Maniscalco Cosmetic Dentistry understand the cosmetic aspect of oral health and dental hygiene. At Maniscalco Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer a variety of whitening methods, from prescription strength strips or custom fabricated white trays, to one hour in-office whitening with the Lumibrite™ system.
Take a look at our teeth whitening information below, and educate yourself on teeth discoloration and teeth whitening procedures and products. Our clinic offers most, if not all of the services mentioned in the following for the Birmingham and greater Vestavia Hills areas.

Teeth Discoloration

Stains can result from smoking, natural wear, and teeth whiteningfoods or liquid. While these can be treated with basic teeth whitening products including take home teeth whitening or simple professional whitening procedures at the clinic, sever discoloration may be from internal dental restorations, and must be treated by a professional.

Whitening Process and Products

Various over the counter teeth whitening products exist for patients who need light and rapid whitening. Most of these come in the form of a gel or tray that is left on for a period of time (sometimes overnight) or strengthened toothpastes. Severe discoloration may need professional teeth whitening procedures and recommended products. Light or UV based treatment is a common option for cases requiring more than over the counter strength products.


A light accelerated teeth whitening system, Lumibrite™ teeth whitening utilizes an LED lamp with a patented whitening carbamide peroxide gel to achieve improvements 4-8 shades lighter within 20 minutes. The proprietary gel formula used in Lumibrite™ treatments offers results unmatched in the teeth whitening industry and produces the best results compared with other light-based teeth whitening procedures.

Schedule a consultation with Maniscalco Cosmetic Dentistry today to find out which procedure is right for you. Because discoloration can result from internal causes, most commonly being previous internal dental restorations, it is important you speak with a professional to find out the nature of the discoloration should it severe. For an appointment, contact our Birmingham area tooth whitening office today.