Almost all teeth whitening products use a high concentration of Carbamide Peroxide or Hydrogen Peroxide to bleach teeth. Once in contact with your teeth, the peroxide penetrates teeth surfaces to break down stains and thus bleaches and whitens your teeth. If you’ve been considering whitening your teeth, then you’re probably aware of the countless options which are available to you. However, if you want the absolute best results, then you need to talk to your dentist first. Teeth whitening procedures offered by dentists are far more effective than over-the-counter treatments. We offer several in-office teeth whitening system and take home options to best suit your needs.
Dentists use a much higher concentration of Peroxide solutions than is permitted over-the-counter. This is because high concentrations of Peroxide burn and damage your gums and they need to be applied by a professional. Chair-side teeth whitening typically takes between 45 minutes to an hour. Before you start treatment, your dentist or his or her assistant will isolate your teeth by placing a barrier to prevent the whitening gel from contacting your gum surfaces. Next, the whitening gel is carefully applied to all teeth surfaces which are planned for whitening. Most teeth whitening systems, but not all, come with a UV or LED light which helps breakdown the gel faster and accelerate the whitening process for even better results. You’re ready for your teeth whitening now, so put on your headphones, relax and enjoy your soon-to-be whiter teeth!
Take-home bleaching trays are custom-made trays designed by your dentist to tightly grip your teeth surfaces. Custom trays allow the whitening gel to sit right against your teeth surfaces for best results. Your dentist will make the trays using impressions of your upper and lower teeth. Once you receive your trays, you can begin whitening your teeth by applying the whitening gel into the trays. Make sure to place the gel only on surfaces where you plan on whitening your teeth. Next, position each tray onto your teeth carefully making sure not to get any saliva mixed in. Go ahead and gently remove any excess gel that pours onto your gums to prevent gum irritation. The tray must remain inside your mouth for several hours, depending on which system you are using. Wear times vary and can range anywhere from a few hours to over-night. Your dentist will let you know more about how to use your trays properly.