Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that lightens teeth and helps remove blemishes and discoloration. There are numerous benefits to undergoing a teeth whitening procedure, including a boost in self confidence, improved appearance, and incentive to kick bad habits like smoking. There are 2 types of teeth whitening treatments available to patients- vital and non vital. Vital whitening is performed on teeth that contain live nerves while non-vital whitening is conducted on teeth that have undergone a root canal and no longer contain live nerves. After undergoing treatment, there are several steps you can take to maintain your sparkling smile. These include using a straw to prevent stain causing dyes from adhering to teeth and avoiding food/drinks that cause tooth discoloration, like coffee, wine, and berries.