If you want whiter teeth and a beautiful smile, dental whitening is a way to enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Whitening is accomplished by inserting plastic trays containing a bleach gel over your teeth. Our at-home whitening procedure usually requires two visits. During the first visit, impressions are made of your teeth. These impressions are then used to fabricate your custom - made plastic trays. During the second visit, we will check the trays for appropriate fit and provide you with the bleaching gel that is placed in the trays. Then, you may wear the trays containing the bleaching gel at your convenience.
Patients should be cognizant of “fad” bleaching programs, such as those seen in malls or stores. Studies have proven that these types of bleaching regiments, such as “zoom whitening”, merely desiccate (or dry-out) tooth structure. This leaves the tooth only temporarily lighter in shade.
Additionally, these programs are usually un-supervised by a licensed dentist and may result in more harm than good.