Tooth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment designed improve the color of your natural teeth. Different tooth whitening methods can be used depending on your natural tooth color, desired outcome and desired time of treatment.
To see the most dramatic difference, whitening can be performed by one of our trained dental staff members. A barrier is placed over your soft tissue to prevent any gum irritation. Then a professional grade whitening agent is applied directly to your teeth. Dramatic results can be seen immediately after the appointment.
Custom whitening trays are made from impressions or molds taken of a patient’s teeth. It is the most cost effective form of whitening as the trays can be reused time and time again for touchup whitening treatments. A professional whitening agent is placed within the trays and worn for 1-2 hours every day for between 5-10 days.
There are many teeth whitening products that can be purchased over the counter. Most use similar whitening agents as the professional products, just in a lower concentration. Most of these products are one time use and because they are one size fits all, the fit is not perfect. These products work well for patients who are just looking to whiten a little bit or if they are new to teeth whitening.