If you’ve thought about at-home teeth whitening, there’s another procedure out there that can jump-start your whitening with faster, even better results. What is it? In-office teeth whitening.
In-office whitening uses high-grade professional whitening gel similar to what you use at home in a professional tray kit. The difference is that your dentist has an ultra bright light that is used as a catalyst to speed up the whitening process. This allows deep-set stains to be removed in minutes rather than hours. In just one treatment with your dentist, you’ll have teeth that are naturally several shades whiter than before.
Once your in-office treatment is completed, your dentist will send you home with custom fitted professional whitening trays to use once a day for one week. By following up with a one hour (or overnight) whitening application, the remaining tooth stains can be lifted and the tooth can be whitened more deeply. For best results it’s recommended that you avoid dark colored beverages like tea, coffee, soda, or red wine.
Teeth whitening is one of the simplest ways to transform the appearance of your healthy smile. Even those of us with naturally lighter teeth are prone to stain accumulation over the years. When you jump-start your whitening with an in-office treatment, your results are more noticeable and last longer with at home follow up treatments. Is whitening ever not recommended? Yes, but only for patients with active tooth decay or who may be pregnant. Ask your dentist during your next exam if you can start your whitening treatment right away!
Posted on behalf of Find Local Dentists
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