Teeth whitening is one way to create a beautiful, lasting smile. It has become very popular over the years for a very good reason – stains and discoloration are a natural occurrence. It’s just hard to keep the teeth white under normal circumstances. Parties with an abundance of wine, having tea and coffee with friends and delectable stain-causing foods are simply hard to resist. Tempting foods and drinks are simply everywhere. Keeping the teeth white and stain-free is close to impossible. Leading dentist in Myrtle Beach, SC, Dr. John Rearden, offers you two great options: in-office and at-home teeth whitening. Let’s discuss these two effective teeth whitening treatments.
What is In-Office Teeth Whitening?
In-office teeth whitening is a tooth bleaching treatment closely supervised and performed by the dentist and his team. Bleaching gel is liberally applied on the teeth, followed by exposure to a special curing light. The gel provides the bleach, while the light performs bleach activation. This perfect combination brings you gleaming, white teeth in as little as an hour’s appointment.
What makes in-office teeth whitening very effective is the use of high grade bleaching gels. Only dentists have access to these kinds of gels because the entire process is dentist supervised. Thus, the kind of bleaching gel used can remove a variety of stains ranging from simple coffee stains to stubborn tetracycline stains. Most patients get sparkling white teeth by up to 8 shades lighter than their previous tooth color.
What is At-Home Teeth Whitening?
At-home teeth whitening is another effective kind of whitening treatment. It involves the use of customized bleaching trays and gels. The dentist will first take your dental impression. This will be used to custom fabricate your whitening trays. Once your trays are done, the dentist gives them to you and you can begin your do-it-yourself teeth whitening treatment.
What you need to do is to apply bleach in the tray and then wear your whitening tray regularly. You can use it during sleep or during waking hours, it’s entirely up to you so long as you wear the tray for long hours each day. Don’t worry! The trays are made of smooth, flexible plastic and are comfortable to wear at anytime you choose.
What makes at-home teeth whitening effective is that it uses customized trays instead of the one-size-fits-all trays of over the counter whitening products. This gets your teeth in close contact with the bleach, which means even, white results. You won’t get white blotches or patches like in the case of over the counter whitening products. Your trays are customized so that effective, even results can be achieved. This makes at-home teeth whitening a gradual, yet very effective whitening treatment. Most patients see dramatic results in as little as 14 days.
Make that Choice Today
Choose between in-office and at-home teeth whitening, or better yet, choose both treatments. Visit us at Village Family Dental, so Dr. Rearden will see which kind of treatment suits you best.
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