Teeth stains are inevitable due to our consumption of a variety
of foods and drinks (soda, spicy food, coffee, etc.). However, advanced teeth
whitening technology has enabled dentists to whiten teeth without adversely
affecting the tooth structure.
Almost all whitening methods are similar in concept, but some are much more
effective because of the way the whitening material is delivered to the teeth.
Another contributing factor is the concentration of the material, which is why
less potent over-the-counter whitening systems usually don’t give patients
the results they are hoping for.
Tray whitening is our office’s preferred method of whitening because patients have more control
over the shade they are trying to achieve. In tray whitening, an impression is taken and a custom tray is made
for the patient. Then, a supply of whitening gel is given to the patient and he/she wears the tray for a few hours
each day (techniques differ) for a period of time until an acceptable result is achieved. Sensitivity of the teeth
is a normal side-effect of this whitening method and is almost always transitional.
If you have any questions about teeth whitening and cosmetic
dentistry and you live in or around Rochester, give us a call today!
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