Power Bleaching, At-Home Whitening, Whitening Strips
A beautiful smile can certainly boost your self-confidence and may even change your life! Tooth whitening is probably one of the easiest things you can do to improve your smile.
What is “Power” Bleaching?
This system is the quickest and most hassle-free technique and is done here in our office. Power bleaching is accomplished by thoroughly cleaning the teeth with air abrasion, which is key to getting a whiter, brighter tooth surface. Then highly concentrated whitening solutions are painted onto the teeth surfaces followed by a LASER light that activates the whitening process. This treatment creates the most dramatic effect and only takes about one and a half hours to complete. This is NOT the flashlight kits you may have seen in a mall or on TV, but real LASERs, used at the proper settings for the best possible whitening.
At-Home Tooth Whitening
We can whiten your teeth dramatically using various forms of hydrogen peroxide solutions, most often used in a gel form called carbamide peroxide. This is used with the “tray” method. A custom-made tray is constructed for each patient and the whitening gel is placed in the tray and worn on the teeth for one to four hours depending on the amount of staining. This process is safe and effective and is done as an at-home treatment. The tray process usually takes approximately 2-3 weeks to obtain the desired whitening effect.
Whitening Strips or “Beauty Parlor” Whitening
These are generally okay, but weak. You cannot whiten dirty or deeply stained teeth very much for very long. The techniques and chemicals available to dentists are far superior and much safer. Sometimes I do recommend the at-home systems for touch-up after the initial office treatment.
If you are interested, call today to schedule a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION with me to discuss tooth whitening.