This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office uses an effective method of passive tray whitening. We have found that this is the most effective way for patients to whiten in the convenience of their home, on their schedule.
Teeth whitening is safe & effective. The tray method involves having impressions taken from which fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 15 minutes to an hour. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily or every other day use. Our office dispenses Poladay CP, 35% carbamide peroxide gel. Many different strengths of gel may be used, however the higher the strength the greater the likelihood of reactions or tooth sensitivity. The brand that we recommend has not been shown to cause extensive sensitivity, but each person’s response to whitening may be different.
The tray method is recommended for most patients with stained teeth. Some discolorations, such as tetracycline staining, may take several months of use to see significant color improvement, and some types of discoloration may not improve or lighten at all. For maintenance of whitened teeth, the trays should be used every few months.
If you have fillings, crowns or other dental work, these areas will not whiten at all. If you are needing any dental work in the smile zone, it may be recommended that you whiten your teeth before the dental treatment is completed. Please let us know if you are interested in teeth whitening and one of our Dentists can let you know if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
We offer complimentary TEETH WHITENING FOR LIFE for new patients that have one our PPO dental insurance plans.