Professional teeth whitening is faster, more effective, and longer lasting that treatments you find over the counter. Our teeth darken as we age, but maintaining good oral hygiene and steering away from certain foods and beverages will help keep any future whitening services to a minimum. We may also prescribe some medication for you to use at home that helps with the whitening process.
Whitening Trays (for use at home)
We will create whitening trays from models of your teeth. You will then place a special whitening gel in each tray and wear the trays in your mouth over the course of a week. Patients wear the trays for roughly 30 minutes over 7 days, by the end of which -- the teeth should be noticeably whiter. Most patients choose to wear their trays after dinner, but before bed.
Things to avoid:
- Tobacco products
- Coffee and tea
- Red wine
- Bright-colored drinks