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What is Teeth Whitening?
It would be nice if our teeth stayed white white forever. Unfortunately, however, even with the most diligent oral hygiene, our teeth tend to yellow over time. It’s just a natural part of aging. For those who use tobacco, teeth can become more severely stained. Other habits, such as drinking coffee and wine, also contribute to tooth discoloration.
Teeth whitening is an non-invasive treatment that involves applying a gel, most commonly a hydrogen peroxide solution, to the teeth to remove discoloration and stains. The gel acts as a bleaching agent and will lighten teeth several shades if applied correctly for the prescribed amount of time. Teeth whitening products penetrate the outer layer of the teeth (the enamel) to remove deep stains that have reached the inner layer (the dentin).
What are the benefits of professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening products, like the ones we offer, are safe and effective. They are specially formulated to whiten without harming your teeth and gums. When teeth whitening is administered by a dental professional, your teeth will be noticeably whiter after the first treatment. Patients who choose teeth whitening treatment generally see final results up to 8 shades lighter and, with proper care and touch ups, can maintain those results for up to two years.
What type of Teeth Whitening does Dr. Gray provide?
We offer our patients interested in teeth whitening the opportunity to receive their treatment in the comfort of their homes with take-home professional teeth whitening kits. Kits are customized to you and produce great results.
How does Take-Home Teeth Whitening work?
- Dr. Gray takes an impression of your teeth and records the current shade for reference
- Custom trays are fabricated based on a mold made from the impression
- You receive a kit with whitening gel, your custom trays, and detailed instructions
- Brush, floss, and rinse well
- Apply the whitening gel to the trays according to the instructions
- Place the trays over your teeth and leave them on for about an hour
Important: do not eat, drink, or smoke while you are wearing your trays and for at least 30 minutes after removing them
- Repeat the whitening routine every day (or night) for about 2 weeks, or as long as Dr. Gray has instructed.
Once you have completed two weeks of whitening, you will follow up with our office to check on the progress of your treatment. If the results are satisfactory, you will only need to use your whitening kit for the occasional touch up. If you wish to lighten your teeth even further, Dr. Gray will recommend using your trays with the whitening gel for an additional time period.
Why choose professional Teeth Whitening treatment?
Professional Teeth Whitening will:
- Make your smile look amazing
- Make your smile and face look younger
- Make you want to smile more (and that’s always a good thing)
- Make you feel more confident and attractive
There is really no downside to teeth whitening!
Professional teeth whitening offered by Dr. Ian Gray is an excellent, cost-effective, non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that can completely transform your smile.
If you would like to learn more about the professional teeth whitening products Dr. Gray offers or if you have questions about teeth whitening in general, just ask! We would be happy to give you more information and book your teeth whitening appointment.