What Are My Options for Whitening My Teeth?
Discolored teeth are not just a cosmetic concern. Studies show that people who have confidence in their smile lead generally healthier lives. Whitening removes natural stains and discolorations on teeth for a brighter, healthier smile. There are many different whitening options available, including in-office whitening treatments and custom-fitted whitening trays for use at home. Schedule a consultation with your dentist to determine which treatment is right for you!
Laser whitening is an in-office treatment that can dramatically reduce the appearance of stains and discoloration on teeth in just one session. The procedure takes about 30 minutes, during which your dentist will place a hydrogen peroxide gel over your teeth and then shine a blue light on them to activate the bleaching agent. Your dentist will shine the light on your teeth to activate and seal the whitener in 15-minute increments, while your gums will be protected with a special gel or rubber covering.
In-office whitening treatments are superior to over-the-counter methods, because your dentist is qualified to administer higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide for more efficient whitening that is tailored to your specific situation. See the difference whitening can make in the both the appearance of your teeth and your confidence in smiling. Call our office to schedule your consultation today.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
Another option for teeth whitening is take-home whitening trays. Your dentist will fit you with custom-made whitening trays that slide over your teeth. The trays can be filled with a special gel solution to gradually reduce the appearance of stains and discoloration on your teeth. With this at-home kit, you control how often you use the product and how white you want your teeth to be. You will begin to see results in just 3 days but you can continue to use the trays for future touch-ups and whitening maintenance. Ask your dentist about how you can take home your very own whitening trays.