Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.
There are three main options for whitening your teeth:
In-office Treatment: In this case the whitening process is done by the dentist and involves several applications of the whitening gel and sitting under the light. It takes about 90 minutes. Patients who want quick results or who know they will not prefer to do it themselves at home prefer this option.
Custom-Fitted Trays: In this case you would have an impression taken of your teeth so you can have whitening trays made for you. Then you would purchase whitening gel at the office to put in the trays at home to whiten your teeth over time. It usually takes 1-2 weeks to get an initial result, and then you would touch-up as needed. Patients who want to be able to whiten at their own convenience prefer this option.
Pre-fabricated Go Trays: In this case you would purchase a kit of 10 pre-filled whitening trays at the office. They are really easy to use and your teeth should be whiter after using the kit. Patients who want a quick and easy option, but don't want to have it done at the office prefer this option.
Please contact us today to see which option is best for you.