At-home professional tooth bleaching uses a weaker version of the bleaching chemical, applied to your teeth in custom fit trays that we make for you. At the first appointment we will measure the current color of your teeth and take impressions to fabricate the custom trays. At the second appointment we will deliver your trays and go over the instructions for bleaching at home. After brushing and flossing your teeth you will apply a bead of the bleaching gel to the inside of the trays. The trays are then inserted over your teeth and worn for a minimum of one hour. You should not eat or drink while the trays are in place. After removing the trays, brush your teeth and rinse the trays out. At-home tooth bleaching is designed for you to wear the trays every night for 6-8 weeks. Four weeks of wearing the trays every night for an hour will lighten your teeth one step on the color chart, and is the equivalent of one office appointment. The in-office and at home systems are equally effective, and the method you choose is simply your personal preference.
Tooth bleaching products are either stored in syringes and added to trays before use, or pre-loaded into the trays. A dentist can also adjust the bleach concentration and give you a desensitizing agent to use before or after application. Kits often provide enough gel for one two-week treatment per year, plus enough for a few touch-ups in between.
It’s easy for your teeth to begin to discolor. Coffee, red wine and even carbonated beverages can dull and darken the enamel in your teeth. Some people are born with darkened enamel, but much of the change in color comes from the natural, aging process. Dark and discolored teeth are considered less attractive and may affect your self-esteem and confidence. Tooth whitening or tooth bleaching can take years off of your smile!
We have been whitening teeth with custom tray tooth bleaching, in-office “Power tooth bleaching,” and prefilled disposable tooth whitening trays for over 15 years. Custom tray tooth bleaching continues to be the easiest and most effective method and very reasonably priced at #300.00 It is worth noting that 15 years ago the price for tooth whitening or tooth bleaching was still $300.00 in and the procedure is now easier, and the products used are more effrective! There are not too many things that you can say that about!