Teeth whitening is accomplished using a combination of in-office whitening and customized, take-home trays with whitening gel. It is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth. Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea or wine.
Our in-office whitening system is a scientifically advanced, patent pending tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe, effective and fast! In less than two hours your teeth will become dramatically whiter. In-office whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of an in-office whitening visit in comparison to days of wearing trays or strips, makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.
Take-Home Whitening Tray
This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays. At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching. You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.