Your smile is the first thing people notice when they meet you. First impressions can be very important in today's society. A nice, white smile is very important in keeping a clean, polished, youthful look. As we age, our teeth stain from beverages such as coffee, tea and wine and become darker. Teeth whitening is an affordable way to erase the years and start fresh. Start smiling brighter.
Teeth Whitening Before and After
These results may take more than one treatment to accomplish and are not guaranteed.
The most efficient whitening treatment is done in the dental office. The treatment takes approximately one hour. The cheeks are retracted, the gums are protected and a strong whitening agent is applied to the teeth for 10 minute intervals. After each interval the the whitening agent is removed and reapplied. After the final application, a fluoride desensitizing agent is applied. Most patients report little or no sensitivity, however, some patients do feel sensitivity. For those patients that do feel sensitivity, an over the counter anti-inflammatory such as Tylenol or Advil for the first day or two is effective. This treatment can be repeated if necessary for the desired result.
Take Home Whitening Trays
Another whitening treatment can be done at home. An impression is taken and trays that fit your teeth and will keep the whitening agent off of your gums are trimmed and fabricated. After the trays are made, a safe take home strength whitening agent is dispensed for the patient to use at home in the trays. This process is done for one hour per day for one week. This process can be repeated for the desired result with the purchase of more whitening agent. Most patients do not report sensitivity, but for those patients with more sensitive teeth, fluoride can be prescribed to put in the trays to combat the sensitivity or anti-inflammatory medication such as Tylenol or Advil can be taken.