At Home Whitening

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Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure.   Bleaching agents bubble stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. 

What are the details of home teeth whitening?

   At your first visit, impressions of your teeth will be taken to have CustomTrays fabricated.  These custom trays are very important!  Their superior fit allow the bleaching agent to be held in intimate contact with your teeth and prevent leakage onto your gums and into your mouth.  This allows for superior results vs. over-the-counter products.   Our office uses the KöR Whitening System, which is the most effective whitening system ever developed. 

   Using a special bleach for overnight wear, your teeth will usually be whitened in 14 days.  A desensitizing solution is included in our kits to prevent sensitivity, a common side effect. 

 

 

 

Kor Deep Bleach Before & After

Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening

  • Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
  • Works on people of any age
  • Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive

My Recommendations for Teeth Whitening

   Dental bleaching is used to correct tooth discoloration caused by staining and aging.  It is a safe method for creating a beautiful, brilliant smile. Occasionally, a patient may request an In-Office bleaching visit.  This is always available but adds cost and increases the risk of dentin hypersensitivity. This is why I like to see our patients start with Home Whitening.  

   Teeth that have multiple fillings, decay, and crowns are not suitable for bleaching.    For very severely stained teeth, or teeth with large fillings, porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.

Considerations for Teeth Whitening

   Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available such as Crest White Strips.  These strips can be quite helpful as a test to see if bleaching will work.  However, a custom tray will be more effective holding the bleach on the surface of the tooth.