Tooth whitening is a popular procedure that makes teeth your whiter and brighter. We can use bleaching to whiten stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a smile that has become dull. Tooth whitening is a safe, relatively painless procedure for most patients. Our office offers two methods: in-office whitening and tray whitening.
In-office whitening is ideal if you want immediate results. The entire procedure takes place in our office in about an hour, so it’s perfect for busy people. First, we apply a protective gel to your gums to shield the soft tissue. Then we put a special light-activated gel on your teeth and shine a special light or laser on them to enhance the action of the whitening agent. Finally, we take impressions of your teeth to create custom trays for you to use for at-home touch-ups, and we provide instructions for keeping your smile bright. The treatment is long lasting and the result is dramatically whiter teeth.
Tray whitening is less expensive and you can use it to whiten your teeth gradually in the comfort of your home. We take an impression of your teeth to create a customized clear tray that you can pick up within a few days. Then, we teach you how to apply the special bleaching material to the trays, which you will wear for 30 to 60 minutes twice a day. By the end of the treatment period, you will achieve dazzling results. Then you can return to using the treatment occasionally at your convenience to maintain your new smile.