When you want a brighter, whiter smile, there are many treatment options to choose from. The best way to determine which teeth whitening method is best for you is to schedule an appointment with a Spruce Ridge Dental dentist and discuss your needs. Our dentist will also take the time to talk to you about the differences between at-home and professional teeth whitening treatments, so you can make the most informed choice.
In Office Teeth Whitening
“In office” whitening refers to a common professional whitening service. As the name implies, this treatment will be performed within a dental office. A whitening lamp or laser will be used to enhance the effectiveness of the whitening gel which has been applied by a professional. During your visit to our office, a Spruce Ridge Dental professional will apply the procedure, and within 90 minutes, you will begin to see immediate results.
Some professional teeth whitening procedures can even take place in the home. For example, tray bleaching employs the use of a custom-made tray and whitening gel which can only be obtained from your dentist. This process will whiten all of your natural teeth with maximum comfort. Tray bleaching can take anywhere from 10 to 14 days to reach completion, but you may begin to see results in as little as 3 to 5 days.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
- Paint-on teeth whiteners—For an over-the-counter teeth whitening option, you might decide to go with “paint-on” teeth whiteners. This treatment will require the use of a small brush to apply the whitening gel. The gel will then harden into a film and eventually dissolve in the mouth. Again, please check with a Spruce Ridge Dental professional before determining which method is best for you.
- Teeth whitening strips—With thin and flexible plastic strips, you can apply hydrogen peroxide to bleach stains out of your teeth. Typically, the procedure will take a total of 30 days, with two treatments a day. However, results and duration will vary from patient to patient.
These are just a few of the teeth whitening treatments which may be available to you, so please contact our office if you would like to learn more. Our dental professionals would be glad to schedule an appointment to discuss your case and help you determine which treatment best fits your needs.