This is the most commonly prescribed cosmetic dental procedure. While many whitening options are now available, dentist-supervised treatments remain the recommended procedures for lightening discolored teeth. Dentists have access to bleaching solutions that cannot be purchased over the counter.
Bentall Dental does two kinds of whitening:
Teeth Whitening Home Tray Kit
The first is a take home tray kit. First we take impressions of your teeth to make custom fit clear plastic trays. You put the bleaching solution in the trays and wear them at home for a week to 10 days – twice a day for half an hour is the ideal amount of time. This system works very well and we have seen great results. The bonus of this system is that you will always have the trays and you can use them to touch up your whitening anytime.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
The second system we have is the in office Zoom system. This is a two hour procedure. A special light is used to activate the bleaching solution. It is a 15 minute process that is repeated 3-4 times in a row. It is very intensive. We do get very nice results with this system but we have found that the results do not last as long as the take home tray kit. Often our patients end up having trays made so they can touch up at home later.This is a costly procedure, due to the length of time in the chair the procedure takes.
If you want more information about Zoom, visit their official website.
“I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. He told me to wear a brown tie.” – Rodney Dangerfield