Attractive teeth are white teeth. Tooth whitening is a popular procedure to make teeth whiter and brighter. Tooth bleaching can be used to whiten stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull smile. Tooth whitening is a safe and relatively painless procedure ideal for most patients. Our office offers two methods of whitening: in-office whitening and tray whitening that you can do at home.
In-office whitening is available for those wanting immediate results. The entire process takes place in our office. The procedure takes about an hour, making it the perfect choice for busy individuals. A protective gel is applied to your gums to protect the soft tissue. Then a special light-activated gel is applied to your teeth and a special light or laser is used to enhance the action of the agent instantly making your teeth whiter and brighter. Impressions of your teeth are taken as a final step and used to create custom trays for at home touch-ups. We provide you instructions for keeping your smile bright. The result is dramatically whiter teeth that will last for years.
Tray whitening is less expensive and is done at home. We make an impression of your mouth to create personalized custom whitening trays for you to wear. Once your trays are ready we will show you how to apply the special bleaching material to the trays and wear them. The whitening gel trays should be worn between thirty and sixty minutes up to twice a day. At the end of this treatment period, you will see maximum whitening. Occasional future treatments can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile.