Teeth stains are virtually inevitable due to our consumption of certain foods and drinks including soda, coffee and wine. In recent years, advanced teeth whitening technology has enabled dentists to whiten teeth without adversely affecting the tooth structure.
Almost all whitening methods are similar in concept, but some are more effective because of the way the whitening product is delivered to the teeth. Another contributing factor is the concentration of the material. This is why less potent over-the-counter whitening systems usually don’t give patients the results they are hoping for.
The two primary methods of professional whitening are tray whitening and in-office whitening. With tray whitening, an impression is taken, and a custom tray is made for the patient. Then a supply of whitening gel is given to the patient, and they wear the tray for a few hours each day until the desired result is achieved.
In-office whitening is the most efficient means of whitening. There are several procedures that can be used, but the process is very similar across these methods. The general premise is that you can have your teeth whitened in one session and achieve significant results. Your dentist can give you more detailed information and help you decide which method is more suitable for you and your teeth.
Alice Dental Associates is proud to offer whitening treatments that utilize the Zoom! and Opalescence whitening brands. Both Zoom! and Opalescence have helped millions of people brighten their smiles and improve their overall look. We also offer take-home whitening strips and gel for patients who opt for at-home whitening treatment.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that focuses on improving tooth color and shading. The process involves using advanced hydrogen peroxide gel to attack interior and exterior staining while leaving the overall teeth structure intact. These procedures are highly effective, with most patients receiving the whitening results they want after just one treatment.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes, teeth whitening is very safe. When providing in-office treatments, we cover up the lips, gums and other vulnerable areas to prevent any unnecessary exposure. Although some patients note some sensitivity following the procedure, this typically goes away after a few days. There should be no lingering side effects.
What types of veneers are available?
The two whitening treatments we offer are tray whitening and in-office whitening. Tray whitening involves wearing a custom-fitted tray over the teeth for a few hours per day. The tray is then filled with whitening gel to continuously whiten the teeth. In-office whitening is conducted in our office, and it usually takes less than an hour. Patients who receive our in-office treatment can achieve dramatic whitening results with a single visit.
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