We offer several different options for teeth whitening. In office power bleaching can be done if you are looking for quick results with little effort. It typically takes 1.5 hours in the office and we do a series of rounds of applying a high concentration bleach and you will see immediate results. Your second option would be custom fabricated whitening trays made from impressions that fit your teeth snugly that you place a small dab of bleach in each tooth and wear at home according to the concentration of bleach you choose. We offer three different concentrations that will help you get the results you want and control any sensitivity. We also sell over the counter bite in bleach and go trays for a quick fix.
We recommend cleaning your teeth with brushing and flossing to remove any food particles and plaque prior to bleaching. The key is to remember a little bleach goes a long way and not to apply to much in each tooth which will squeeze out and make your gums sore. A small dab the size of a BB is typically adequate. After seating the tray over your teeth, push lightly to adapt the tray and remove any excess gel with a clean finger. Wear 10% 8-10 hours (overnight), 20% for 2-4 hours and 35% for 30 minutes. After whitening, clean tray with soft toothbrush and cool tap water. Store trays in case provided and hide from those pets.
Patients typically report whiter teeth after their first time wearing the trays. For best results, we recommend daily bleaching for 2-3 weeks, followed by monthly touch ups to keep them white depending on individual oral habits.
In some patients, bleaching does cause sensitivity. If you know your teeth are routinely sensitive to temperature, we recommend brushing with a desensitizing toothpaste for two weeks before beginning bleaching.