What is Teeth Whitening?
Healthy teeth aren’t always dazzling white. Even with perfect dental hygiene, daily habits such as drinking coffee/wine, smoking, and other foods have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis. Teeth whitening restores the bright and natural color of our teeth and can increase our confidence and our love to smile!
What does tooth whitening involve? - Custom Whitening Trays
The best way to whiten your teeth is with a custom tray whitening system. This system is the Gold Standard of teeth whitening. The custom trays are cost-effective and allows the user to whiten as much he or she wants! We make models of your teeth and fabricate clear trays that fit perfectly. You are also given syringes of whitening gel which goes into the trays. Then you wear the trays for 30-60 minutes. The gel enters into your teeth and whitens your teeth from the inside out!
The trays last for years and if you run out of gel you only need to purchase more gel syringes. You can whiten when you want and as much as you want!
Most frequent questions and answers
Hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide are the agents used in professional bleaching. The peroxide enters the teeth and whitens the inside layers (dentin) of the teeth.
We do not do in office whitening at this time. In-Office whitening does NOT make your teeth whiter than trays. It is more expensive for the patient, requires 2-4 visits on average for desired results, increases likelihood of tooth sensitivity, and still requires maintenance (more visits) later in time.
It depends on your daily habits. Some people smoke. Some people drink wine. Some people drink one cup of coffee per day and other people drink four cups. A good rule of thumb is that if it will stain a white t shirt, it will stain your teeth. The good news is that with custom trays, you can brighten your teeth whenever you like!
On average, teeth can achieve 3-5 shades brighter. We will take your initial shade at your initial appointment so you can see your results!
These products do work but not as well as professional products. Over the Counter products such as Crest White Strips use a lower concentration gel so results are limited.