Take Home and In-Office Bleaching Procedures

Colchester Dental Group can offer two options for whitening your teeth.

In-Office Power Teeth Whitening

1. A teeth whitening gel containing a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth.

2. In-office teeth whitening can often be accomplished in one visit to the dentist.

3. Home teeth whitening may be recommended to enhance the effects.

At-Home Dentist-Supervised Teeth Whitening

1. The patient wears a custom-fitted mouth tray containing a teeth whitening gel for a few hours each day or night.

2. The trays can be adjusted to lighten individual teeth.

3. The average patient will wear mouth trays for one to two weeks. More severe stains can often be improved with extended use of a home teeth whitening system.

Dentist Supervised Treatments vs. Over-the-Counter Kits

Numerous over-the-counter teeth whitening products are now available, but dentist-supervised teeth whitening remains the safest and most effective method for brightening your smile. Here are some key reasons why you should always consult with your dentist.

Proper Fitting Mouth Trays
Often, over-the-counter teeth whitening trays do not fit the patient’s mouth properly. Improperly fitting trays may cause the teeth whitening gel to leak and can result in gum irritation and a less effective treatment.

More Comfortable Solutions
With today’s dentist-supervised systems, even patients with sensitive teeth can undergo teeth whitening treatment. Be sure to consult with your local member cosmetic dentist to find out which teeth whitening treatment is best for you. Teeth whitening remains one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile.

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