When your teeth are yellowed and stained, it can dampen your self-esteem and confidence. You might not like to smile because of the way that your teeth look, which can affect the way that people perceive you. While there are many in-office treatments available for whitening, the most sought-after option is the type that can be done in the comfort of your own home. However, when using a product you buy in a drugstore, you may not get the high-quality results that you both need and want. This is why in-office whitening trays can be custom made for you so that you can achieve professional results in your own house.
Why Consider Teeth Whitening
There are a range of reasons for you to consider whitening your teeth. By having a consultation with our team of experts, we can help to determine if whitening would help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Keep in mind that teeth whitening gels and creams only whiten natural teeth, so you may want to consider making separate appointments to have older fillings and crowns replaced to match your new smile.
Here are some reasons you might want to consider whitening your teeth:
- Your teeth are yellowed, browned or stained
- Fluorosis (an excess of fluoride which can cause white spots on the teeth)
- Uneven tooth color due to orthodontic appliance removal
- Normal everyday wear of the enamel
- Stained teeth due to certain medications
What Does the Procedure Involve?
The procedure for having your at-home whitening trays made is rather simple. First, our dental team will take impressions (molds) of your teeth that will be sent off to a dental lab. The lab will create clear plastic trays that will fit your teeth perfectly, allowing the whitening gel to fully absorb into the tooth’s surface. You will receive professional-quality whitening gel to use in these trays and will be instructed on how to use them.
Some patients will need to wear the trays for roughly 30 minutes each day while others with more complex staining may be required to wear them overnight. Whitening using this method is not a permanent solution and most people will need to re-whiten at least once a year or once every two years, especially if they smoke or drink dark beverages like coffee and soda. Our team of experts can help you to maintain your smile after it has been professionally whitened.