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There are many ways to whiten your teeth, including toothpastes, over the counter gels, rinses, strips, and trays. However, to get the best and fastest results for this cosmetic dentistry procedure, make an appointment to see your doctor. Professional teeth whitening is the safest and most sure way to see immediate results. Some procedures are done in office and some are performed at home. Make an appointment today to see which type of professional teeth whitening is the best for you!
Tray based tooth whiteners involve custom made trays, similar to a mouth guard, that are made at your dental office. The trays are filled with a whitening solution, which generally contains a peroxide bleaching agent. The trays are usually worn for a specified period each day for a certain length of time. Depending upon the strength of the whitening material dispensed, you may be asked to wear them from 15 minutes to overnight, and from three days to up to two weeks. Treatment length depends on the degree of discoloration of the teeth and the desired level of whitening. This cosmetic dentistry whitening procedure can be done at home and requires no additional appointments or procedures.
Professional whitening offers the fastest way to whiten teeth and is a very popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. It requires at least one visit to the dental office to have the procedure performed. Multiple visits may be required to reach the desired results. Each visit usually lasts one to two hours. During the procedure, the whitening agent is applied directly to the teeth in a series of applications. Dramatic results are often seen right away!
While the many teeth whitening products available at your local pharmacy offer a certain degree of convenience, they are not likely to offer you the results that you are hoping to achieve. In order to see whiter teeth quickly, it may be necessary to see your dentist and discuss your options. There are big differences in the products that you can buy at the store and teeth whitening by dentists, including:
It is important to understand that fillings or crowns that show when you smile will not lighten with teeth whitening treatment. Only the tooth surfaces will improve in color. Your dentist in can let you know if any fillings, crowns, or other previous dental treatment may need to be changed to match your new shade following your cosmetic dentistry whitening treatment. If you are ready for a brighter smile today, schedule a consultation in Richmond, VA by contacting Steadman Family Dentistry.