What kinds of teeth whitening treatments are available?
We provide both at-home and in-office whitening treatments at our office. The use of custom-made plastic trays designed to accommodate a whitening gel so that it can surround your teeth requires in-home treatments. In order to produce much better results than store-bought items, the trays are specially designed to suit your mouth. Trays are worn in the morning for 30 minutes and in the evening for 30 minutes, and trays can be saved later and repeated in a few months for touch-up treatments.
In-office whitening procedures use a unique, light-activated hydrogen peroxide gel. The gel is applied to the surfaces of your teeth and then for about 90 minutes, a special plasma light is applied as the gel whitens and brightens the teeth. In only a single visit, excellent results can be obtained, and multiple procedures can improve those results.
Will teeth bleaching make my teeth sensitive?
Whitening treatments, especially in individuals with very sensitive teeth, may cause some sensitivity. Your teeth will be inspected before treatment for any areas of untreated decay or loose fillings that may increase the risk of sensitivity problems occurring. It will be temporary if you encounter sensitivity, and will resolve shortly after your treatment has finished.
Why are your whitening treatments better than whitening I can do with drugstore kits?
The in-office whitening methods we use are specifically formulated for clinical use, meaning that they use special agents designed to be stronger and more reliable than those used in products for over-the-counter whitening.
Plus, trays that are custom-molded to your mouth are used for at-home care so that the results are more reliable and long-lasting than the results of over-the-counter items. And of course, you have plenty of chances to ask questions and address any doubts you might have about the whitening process with professional whitening, so you can get exactly the results you are looking for.