Whitening of the teeth is performed for patients who desire a brighter smile. Teeth whitening will reduce discoloration and staining, or simply provide the patient with whiter and brighter teeth.
There are a few teeth whitening procedures available that correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the brown and yellow staining. While each work effectively, there are advantages and disadvantages to each procedure dependent upon your objectives and commitment to the process. The type of procedures available should be discussed with your dentist and they will recommend the most appropriate one for you.
Impressions are taken of your mouth and a thin plastic tray is made which you take home and wear on your teeth for about one to two hours per day. The tray is worn containing a small amount of bleaching gel. This is the most common whitening technique because it’s easy and cost effective. While some results may be seen in a couple of days, it usually takes one to two weeks to see the full whitening of your teeth. This procedure is sometimes used in conjunction with in-office laser bleaching if there is severe discoloration (dark gray or purple) or internal teeth staining.
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