Teeth Whitening Treatments for a Sparkling Smile
We all want a bright smile that we can be proud of, however, it is not always easy when it means we have to compromise some of the things we love, such as wine and coffee. However, today we have various teeth whitening procedures that have proven to be effective and that we are proud to offer you as our valuable patient. Please review some of those teeth whitening procedures below and contact us to schedule an appointment with our dentist to discuss in detail which procedure is ideal for you.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform in the comfort of your home. This is an easy, cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be quick and simple. These trays are custom-made to go over your teeth and whiten with the help of a special gel.
These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs, and our dentist will provide thorough instructions on how to effectively use the tools.
BriteSmile In-Office Whitening
The BriteSmile in-office whitening system uses a hydrogen peroxide mixture and the power of “cool blue” LED light to whiten your teeth up to eight shades lighter. First, the gum line is protected with an application of vitamin E. Then, the whitening gel is applied to the surface of the teeth. The gel is then applied to the LED light and this accelerates the whitening process of the teeth. This procedure is safe and won’t cause damage to your teeth. Also, If you worry about teeth sensitivity due to the procedure, ask us about a variety of concentrations so that our dentist may customize the treatment to your needs.
KöR Whitening System
The KöR whitening system comes in the form of a teeth whitening kit, that is applied on the teeth in the same manner as a custom whitening tray, with the difference being that it is usually left overnight.
The KöR whitening system kit, which contains the tray, whitening gel and a teeth desensitizer, is used to bleach the teeth deeply, removing stains and brightening your smile. Since it is a teeth whitening kit, it can be applied at home, with just a few simple steps.
How to Use the KöR Whitening System
Following are the steps to using the KöR whitening system at home:
The system is applied before going to sleep, and is used after your nightly oral cleansing routine. For this, simply brush your teeth as you would every night, and rinse your mouth thoroughly, removing any residue.
After the teeth are clean, apply the desensitizer. This will cause the teeth and the gums to go numb, so that you will not experience any discomfort from the gel. The desensitizer is only applied for two nights and does not need to be applied afterwards.
Then, take the trays that are the main aspect of the teeth whitening kit, and apply a small dollop of the gel in an even motion. Once the gel is applied, fix the tray on to the teeth and run a finger across the edges of the tray to make sure it is a tight fit.
In the morning, simply remove the tray, and use Q-tip or clean cloth to remove the gel residue, and then finally rinse the tray under room temperature water.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth, and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.
These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.
How Take-home Whitening Trays Work
Custom whitening trays are trays that are clear and are usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.
After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not recommended to use them for at least another day, after each application.
These whitening trays can be used several times to achieve the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case.
Zoom! In-Office Whitening
Over the years, we have seen more teeth whitening options come forward. Some have been more effective than others, yet one that has been a favorite for many due to its outstanding results is the zoom whitening teeth whitening treatment. Zoom whitening is safe and provides amazing results, proving you with teeth up to eight shades lighter in as little as one session.
How the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System Works
First, the dentist performs a comprehensive exam, which is meant to highlight any dental problems which need to be addressed before getting a whitening treatment done. This ensures that the Zoom whitening procedure works as effectively as possible and prevents any future damage to the teeth. If no such conditions are found, then our dentist performs a teeth cleaning procedure, which primes the teeth for the application of the whitening gel.
Our dentist then applies mouth spacers to prevent the cheeks or lips from coming into contact with the teeth. This is necessary to protect the softer tissue from the whitening agent in order to prevent any irritation.
Then, the teeth whitening gel is applied to the teeth. This gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that serves as the active ingredient that whitens the teeth.
After the gel has been applied, our dentist focuses a bright ultraviolet light on the teeth. This light acts as a catalyst and causes oxygen to be produced through a chemical reaction within the gel. This oxygen permeates the upper layer of the teeth, and bleaches them from within. The upper layer of the teeth is also bleached in this way. The oxygen works to remove the stains both on top and within the enamel.
Afterwards, our dentist cleans away the zoom whitening gel and the procedure concludes.
Important: While the teeth whitening procedures mentioned in this article certainly work and have been proven to be effective, they are meant to accompany a good oral hygiene regime. It is very important to always maintain proper oral hygiene. This not only helps you get naturally whiter teeth over time, but it also maintains the results of your teeth whitening treatment and prevents stains from developing or darkening.
Always consult with our dentist before deciding on any of teeth whitening procedures mentioned above.
Contact Waldorf in Waldorf,Maryland to obtain any of the above treatments mentioned above. Our dentist will guide you through the entire process and make sure you are satisfied with your results. We hope to hear from you soon!