How does professional teeth whitening work?
The professional teeth whitening we offer at Atlantic Dental includes custom made whitening trays and professional strength whitening gel. The whitening gel, depending on the type we use is made of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. Both have their advantages and a consultation will help us determine which will work best for you.
Stains primarily occur from your lifestyle. If you smoke, drink coffee, drink tea, or eat a lot of dark, staining foods, you are adding to the stains on your teeth. Sometimes stains occur slowly and you barely notice until one day, you wake up with yellow, aged looking teeth.
When you have stains on your teeth, sometimes brushing and professional cleanings are not enough to remove them. Professional whitening gel works by bleaching the stains on your teeth, making them look lighter and giving your smile an overall whiter, brighter look. By bleaching the stains, we restore your teeth to their original glory in your youth.
You place a small amount of whitening gel in the receptacle for each tooth. Make sure to follow the directions about how much gel to use and how long to leave your trays in so that you can avoid side effects. Each time you finish whitening, remove your trays and clean them with cool water and your toothbrush. Save them for later touch up treatments in the future.