Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that uses carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide to penetrate through the tooth enamel and break down stains. The professional-strength bleaching gel can lighten the natural pigmentation in your teeth. The results of teeth whitening are permanent, and you can do touchups at home to maintain a bright smile.
A dazzling white smile can take years off your age and creates the impression of overall health and vitality. Dr. Perry can help you whiten your teeth effectively and affordably.
Types of Teeth Whitening
We offer several different teeth whitening procedures, to suit both your budget and your preference. If you are watching your extra expenditures and are good about creating and maintaining health routines, an at-home whitening system would probably work perfectly well for you, as long as you are not in a hurry. We can provide you with custom-designed trays and careful instructions on exactly how to use them, along with the whitening gel. For many people, this is a great way to get a glowing smile. The Core system, which is a deep bleaching technique that has a good success rate with tetracycline stains, has both an in-office component and take-home trays for follow-up care.
Deciding between an at-home system and an in-office procedure requires some honest self-assessment. If you have a particularly hectic schedule or find sticking to a fixed regime difficult, an in-office teeth whitening system is likely the better choice for you. The best at-home system in the world is not effective if it is not diligently and consistently applied.
If you chose an at-home whitening treatment, the following information lets you know what you can generally expect from the process.
What Is the Teeth Whitening Procedure
The first step in the teeth whitening procedure is an examination and cleaning. We make sure during this exam that there are no issues with your teeth that could be exacerbated by the bleaching gel, such as a leaky filling.
If everything is in order, we take impressions of your teeth and make custom-fit “trays” that will hold the bleaching gel in place.
We then send you home with the bleaching gel, and your treatment begins. The speed of your results depends largely upon your diligence in applying the treatments consistently.
Before At-Home Whitening
After At-Home Whitening