Teeth whitening treatments have become increasingly popular during the last several years. There are several reasons why many are choosing to whiten their teeth. Whatever your reason might be, your dentist will provide you with several treatment options.
This guide will help you understand the benefits of the teeth whitening treatments we offer and what to expect when having them performed by your dentist.
Opalescence consists of custom made trays that your dentist provides at our office. This kit allows our patients to get professional whitening results in the comfort of their own home.
This treatment is great for people who suffer from tooth sensitivity.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth, and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.
Theses trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.
How Take-home Whitening Trays Work
Custom whitening trays are trays that are clear and are usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.
After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not suggested to use them for at least another day, after each application.
These whitening trays can be used several times to obtain the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case. Also, you can have them customize to you needs.
Important: While the teeth whitening procedures mentioned in this article certainly work and have been proven to be effective, they are meant to accompany a good oral hygiene regimen. It is very important to always maintain proper oral hygiene. This not only helps you get naturally whiter teeth over time, but it also maintains the results of your teeth whitening treatment and prevents stains from developing or darkening.
At Creative Smiles at WingHaven you can make sure that the teeth whitening procedure you are looking for is done with the care you deserve. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment for a brighter smile today! To reach our team, please call 636-561-6035.