Whitening or bleaching your teeth is a common and popular procedure to lighten and “whiten” your teeth. There are many “Bleaching” procedures on the market today that have good results, others that have mixed results, and yet others that don’t work or are painful. We are dedicated to using the best products and proven procedures and that is why we use only 3 bleaching methods.
Bleaching is a result of the concentration of the bleach and the length of time that the bleaching tray is on the teeth. This has been proven to be the most successful and predictable, over and over again, so anytime you see bleaching in “One Hour!” or laser bleaching you may want to think again. Lights of any kind provide little or no effect to bleaching teeth and will usually dehydrate the teeth to look like it is whiter, but it is actually just drier. Dry teeth look lighter but within 24 hours usually return to their original state. Therefore, we recommend bleaching strips, bleach trays or power bleaching for quicker results. The best bleach strips are sold at our office because the FDA has limited the concentration of bleach to 7% for all over the counter products*. We offer you 14% bleach strips which work faster and more effectively. Professionally fabricated bleach trays are still the #1 recommended way to whiten and brighten your teeth. Bleach trays are easy, reusable, and if taken care of may last for many years. We recommend that almost anyone can bleach their teeth if they are looking to take years off of their smile and look years younger.
*That goes for any type of over the counter bleach/whitening product, be it strips, liquids, gels or bleach of any kind.
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