Daniel H. Faber DMD
Dentist, Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening
IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING
The first professional option is commonly referred to as in-office whitening. This procedure is performed in a dental office. During an appointment, a dental professional will apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. The entire office visit generally takes about 90 minutes and you will be able to see results immediately.
AT-HOME TEETH WHITENING
Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel available only through a dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth.
There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options. One type of readily accessible whitening products is commonly referred to as a “paint-on” teeth whitener. Paint-on whiteners can be purchased over the counter and generally are less expensive and less effective than whitening strips or professional options.
Teeth-whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side.
The least expensive options are whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes. Designed to have “whitening” capabilities, toothpastes and mouthwashes work to remove surface stains using mild abrasives.
, Cosmetic Dentistry
, Teeth Whitening