Transforming your smile from dingy to dazzling can be achieved with either an in-office whitening procedure or a take-home system. The best results are achieved after a professional cleaning by one of our dental hygienists who remove tartar deposits and surface stains such as coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco. This allows the whitening product to most effectively reach all of the teeth surfaces and optimal results to be achieved.
For the in-office procedure, the whitening gel is applied then a special light is focused on the teeth. The gums and oral tissues are isolated to protect them during the hour long procedure. Because the gel is highly concentrated, your teeth may be temporarily sensitive afterwards.
For this reason, our preferred method of tooth whitening is a two part take-home product that we have been using for several years with great success. First, we will take impressions of your teeth in order to fabricate custom trays. Then we instruct you to use the desensitizing “Soothe” gel for 20 minutes for each of the first four days, followed by the second “PolaZing” whitening gel for 20 minutes for the next two weeks or longer until the desired shade is achieved.
We will record the shade of your teeth prior to either procedure and show you the difference afterwards.