This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office uses the following methods: tray whitening and professional strength white strips.
The tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 3 hours, or overnight. The entire process can take up to 3-4 weeks of daily use, depending on the desired results. Three different strengths of gel may be used, however, the higher the strength the greater the likelihood of post-treatment tooth sensitivity. The tray method works even for badly-stained teeth. For maintenance of whitened teeth, the trays can be used every several months.