Professional whitening achieves results in less time and is safer than over-the-counter products. It is strongly recommended to have your teeth examined and professionally cleaned prior to whitening to ensure safe, effective results.
How Does Tooth-Whitening Work?
At Thirty Two & You Family Dental, we provide our patients with an effective take-home whitening process. During the first initial appointment, we will create impressions of our patient's upper and lower teeth to get a model of the patient's mouth. With this model, we then fabricate a custom tray for each arch. This tray is used for the sole purpose of holding the teeth whitening solution against the patient's teeth.
At home, the patient will then utilize the whitening trays along with the whitening solution. Patients will complete the whitening system thirty minutes a day by placing the whitening gel into the tray and placing the trays over their teeth. Excess whitening solution should be wiped off from the gum tissues so that irritation does not occur. While some individuals may experience some sensitivity to their teeth during the whitening process, we recommend our patients brush with Sensodyne toothpaste two weeks prior to starting the whitening process and to stop a couple of days before they begin.
How Long Does Tooth-Whitening Take?
Patients' teeth will whiten at different rates and will get different results. We recommend, however, that individuals avoid tooth-staining foods and beverages during and after their whitening system, such as wines, some fruits, coffees, and teas. The whitening process we utilize is an oxidation process, which actually releases the stains from within the tooth itself, but a patient will experience better results by abstaining from tooth-staining products during and after their whitening procedure.
Teeth whitening is a great way to quickly and affordably improve the look and appearance of your smile, and is one of the more popular cosmetic dentistry procedures that we offer at Thirty Two & You. If you are interested in creating your own custom trays and starting the at-home whitening process, call us today to schedule an appointment and get started on improving your smile today!