We can whiten teeth dramatically using various forms of hydrogen peroxide. One form, carbamide peroxide, is most often used in the form of a gel, and placed into a special tray that is custom-fitted to your teeth. The tray is worn in the mouth for one to four hours per treatment. When in contact with the teeth, the carbamide peroxide releases oxygen that releases the stain on your teeth. This process is safe and effective with only a few temporary side effects. This treatment can be applied at home under periodic supervision by your dentist.
In-office bleaching utilizes highly concentrated carbamide peroxide that is brushed directly onto the teeth, over which a custom-fitted bleaching tray is placed. The high concentrations of peroxide can cause irritation to the surrounding gum tissue and should only be applied by a professional. Most often, this procedure is used followed by additional treatments applied at-home by the patient. Power Bleaching utilizes highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide in a carefully applied solution. A heat or light source is used to activate or accelerate the whitening process. This treatment creates the most dramatic results and is used for people with severe discoloration. Treatments can last seven to ten years, depending on your habits. Ask about an evaluation of your smile and we can decide which treatment is best for you!
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