There are now new technologies which can dramatically whiten teeth using various forms of hydrogen peroxide. One form, The Home Bleaching Method, is most often used in the form of a gel which is 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 gel 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. It is relatively in-expensive and takes 3 to 4 days to work.
Teeth Whitening, Power Bleaching or In Office 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 or people who desire to have their teeth whitened in one appointment.
Treatments can last six to seven years, depending on your habits. One of the newest systems for this type of bleaching called Zoom!® Whitening by Philips®, can whiten your teeth in just over an hour. Ask us to evaluate your smile and decide which treatment is best for you!
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