Tooth whitening is an inexpensive cosmetic procedure that can have dramatic lasting effects on your smile. By whitening your teeth, you can change your smile from a dull, plain look to a bright, vibrant look in just a short period of time. It is important to note however, that your teeth and gums must be healthy prior to bleaching your teeth.
*Actual case using the tray bleaching system
We offer two types of whitening products in our office. Your first bleaching option at our office is the Professional Crest White Strips. We now offer this in our office due to popular demand as it is a less expensive option for tooth whitening. The professional brand of Crest White Strips offers two times the strength as the kits in the stores. The strips are also longer, extending back to your molar regions for full smile whitening. The strips are indicated for persons with white teeth that are looking for subtle changes or touch ups in shade. For best results, your teeth should be straight so that the strips can better adapt to your teeth. However, if you are looking for more dramatic results then custom tray bleaching is the way to go.
Custom tray bleaching is the second option of bleaching that we offer in our office. Using this bleaching system, you can expect multiple shade changes to achieve the whitest possible smile. It involves having impressions taken and custom trays made for your teeth. The trays carry the bleach and allow it to penetrate into all surfaces of your teeth. The trays also hold the bleach in position during bleaching and protect your soft tissue from the bleaching material. It takes approximately 2 weeks of bleaching to achieve multiple shade results and the results are long lasting. Another benefit of tray bleaching is that you can keep your trays and touch up at any time.
For more questions about our bleaching systems or to see if you would be a candidate for bleaching, please call our office at (586) 978-8233 and schedule an appointment.