SMILE WHITENING HAS BECOME VERY POPULAR over the past few years, and for good reason. Whitening is certainly one of the least invasive cosmetic dental procedures available. There are different whitening processes available on the market that can make your smile up to nine shades whiter. It all depends on your goals and your timeline.
If you are considering getting your teeth whitened we recommend that you consult with Dr. Beveridge first. For some patients the tooth whitening process can be very effective while others may not get the desired results. And different types of whitening procedures might work better for certain teeth.
Unfortunately, not ALL tooth discolorations are correctable. For example, if you’ve had bonding, veneers or tooth-colored fillings in your front teeth there may be potential problems. Our office can advise you about which procedures will most likely give you the best results. Bleaching is a common tooth-whitening procedure done in dental offices.
Here at Dr. Beveridge’s practice, we make sure to design a plan that best fits your lifestyle, wants, and needs. If you choose bleaching trays, the process will start with an office visit to custom-fit the trays, but then most of the bleaching process can be done at home. You’ll wear the mouth trays for a designated amount of time and the bleaching agent surrounds your teeth as it works.
The bleaching agent’s most common strengths are 10, 16, and 22 percent. They usually come in gel form and this consistency seems to work the best. The products that contain carbamide peroxide actually bleach the tooth enamel. When professionally applied, hydrogen peroxide concentrations range from 10 to 35 percent and are sometimes used in conjunction with a light or laser. This accelerates the whitening process.
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At Dr. Beveridge’s office we offer both in-practice and take home whitening products. Don’t delay that whiter smile you’ve been wanting, ask us today about which technique would be best for you!