There are many effective over the counter whitening systems in the marketplace today and can satisfy the demands of the patients. However, the dentist supervised teeth whitening remains the safest and most effective method for brightening teeth. Dr. Moreau offers two options for teeth whitening; an in-office Power Teeth Whitening and at-home supervised teeth whitening.
Teeth Whitening Options
In-Office Power Teeth Whitening
After an initial evaluation is completed to determine what whitening system would work best for the patient, the teeth are thoroughly cleaned. A special teeth whitening gel containing a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth for a period of 30-60 minutes. In-Office teeth whitening can often be accomplished in one visit and home whitening trays may be recommended to enhance the results.
At-Home Dentist Supervised Teeth Whitening
Impressions are taken of the mouth and a custom-fitted mouth tray is fabricated. It will receive a teeth whitening gel to be worn by the patient a few hours each day or night. The trays can be adjusted to lighten individual teeth. The average patient will wear mouth trays for one to two weeks. More severe stains can often be improved with extended use of a home whitening system
Frequent Teeth Whitening Questions
Where does teeth whitening work the best?
Teeth whitening procedures can help whiten teeth if the teeth are coffee stained; yellow teeth because due to aging, cigarette discolored teeth; and in dark teeth that have had root canal treatment.
How long will teeth whitening last?
The main variables that effect the longevity of teeth whitening is the frequency of the ingestion of acidic drinks especially are wine (especially, red), coffee, soft drinks and tea. Subjecting teeth to the frequent exposure tobacco products as well as acid drinks increases the need for more frequent touch-up whitening applications.
Who is a candidate for whitening?
Practically everyone over the age of 13 is a candidate for some form of whitening. A preliminary examination by our cosmetic dentistry team is conducted to determine what whitening system would work best for you.
Does whitening hurt?
Whitening can be uncomfortable for some people during and following whitening procedure that is why our cosmetic dentistry team takes the necessary steps to insure that your experience is as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
How does whitening work?
After an initial evaluation is completed to determine what whitening system would work best for you, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned. A special whitening gel is then applied on your teeth and is allowed to remain on the teeth for a period of 30-60 minutes. Sometimes the decision is made to take some impressions of your teeth and fabricate whitening trays that enables you to continue the whitening process at home.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
Whitening costs vary depending upon each individual patient. We offer very competitive pricing for teeth whitening and offer specials frequently. Before you begin treatment, it is best to allow Dr. Moreau and his cosmetic dentistry team to discuss with you the best whitening options that would work best for you and their costs. With today’s dentist supervised systems even patients with sensitive teeth can undergo teeth whitening treatment. Be sure to consult with to Teeth whitening remains one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile.
Call today so that you can enjoy the feelings of a brighter, whiter smile. Call 518-584-6768 or make an appointment online.