Teeth whitening has been around for many years. However earlier versions often included overly strong chemicals that were difficult for a patient to handle. In addition the treatment was often quite costly to administer.
Today, all that has changed. Teeth are now whitened with the use of a mild, but powerful bleaching gel made from carbamide peroxide. The gel is placed in a “bleaching tray” molded to your own teeth. It’s important that the appliance be custom fit for each patient by their dentist so that the whitening gel sits directly on the teeth and not on the gums. The appliance is worn at night, while you sleep or during the day for a few hours. This process is repeated anywhere from three to fourteen days. Results can usually be seen after the very first application. At your initial consultation and follow-up appointments digital pictures will be taken and printed for you so you can see your progression.