Whitening of the teeth is performed for anyone who desires a brighter smile. Tooth whitening can be performed to reduce discoloration and staining, or simply to provide you with whiter, brighter teeth.
Teeth whitening or bleaching simply refers to any process which will make the teeth appear whiter.
While there are many over the counter options for teeth whitening, the most effective and safest teeth whitening systems are the professional strength ones available at the dentist’s office.
A dental professional whitening system offers a higher concentration of whitening components and delivers them to the teeth in the most efficient manner to achieve optimal results.
Teeth whitening is used to correct discoloration of the teeth by removing what appears as brownish and yellowish staining.
The term “teeth whitening” can refer to a number of techniques to improve the brightness of your teeth.
Among them are:
- chemical whitening
- mild acid whitening
- abrasive teeth brightening
- laser teeth whitening
Teeth bleaching is a chemical process used to lighten the color of your teeth.
The procedure can be performed entirely in the dental office or it can be performed at home, using materials provided by the dentist. The home method is often used because it saves you from having to make an office visit for each treatment.
Before the you embark on the home teeth whitening regimen, the cosmetic dentist creates a custom mouth tray for you.
The custom tray is a critical component of the treatment. It ensures that the correct amount of whitening solution is used and your teeth are properly exposed to the whitening solution. The custom made mouth tray provides for a better fit than a one-size-fits-all mouth tray to help increase the margin of safety.
The steps in the home teeth whitening regimen are fairly straightforward. The cosmetic dentist’s office provides you with the materials and instructions and also answers questions you may have about the routine.
A home whitening session can last for two to three hours, during which time you will have the tray and solution in your mouth.
Depending upon your needs and desired results, your dentist may instruct you to keep the tray in your mouth overnight.
Typically, you will follow your home teeth whitening regimen for two to three weeks, after which time you will return to your cosmetic dentist for a follow up visit.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure.
Results can last for one or more years, depending upon your personal habits.
In most cases, the whitening procedure is very effective and you are pleased with the results.
Our Whitening Process
Our professional strength take home system produces excellent results.
This allows our clients to handle their teeth whitening on their own schedule while gettint the desired results.
Our take home kit may be prescribed alone, or after an in-office visit.