There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile, and with so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment and talk to your doctor.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
The first professional option is commonly referred to as in-office whitening. This procedure is performed in a dental office. During an appointment, your dental professional will place protectant over your gums and then apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. The entire office visit generally takes about an hour and you will be able to see results immediately.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. Unlike strips, the whitening material is prescription strength and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days. At Mint Dental, we always include custom trays with our in office whitening treatment.
What is Whitening for Life?
After whitening in our office, as a reward for our patients who keep their regular appointments, we give you a free touch up tube of prescription-strength whitening gel at each 6 month visit.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.