Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.
We offer 2 options for whitening teeth:
1. In-office/ In-chair
In-office whitening allows your dentist to use a more powerful whitening gel. A specialized light or laser activates the gel and allows bleaching to happen faster, and achieve a better result.
2.Take home bleaching kit
For at-home whitening, a mould of your upper and lower teeth will be taken to make custom bleaching trays to fit you. The bleaching tray needs to fit well. A close fit helps the whitening agent remain in contact with your teeth.
At home, you will fill each bleaching tray with a whitening gel your dentist provides. You will wear the mouthpiece for several hours every day. Many people achieve the amount of whitening they want within a week or two. However, you may need to wear the mouthpiece for four weeks or longer.
Sometimes after whitening treatments, teeth can be sensitive. If this occurs you have options to reduce the pain.
- Use a sensitivity toothpaste – sensitive toothpastes are formulated with ingredients such as potassium nitrate to relive the pain associated with tooth sensitivity
- Avoid whitening for a while – give your teeth a break and stop using whitening products.