Whiter, brighter smiles are one of the most requested cosmetic dental procedures. Coffee, wine, various foods all stain teeth and take away the beautiful white teeth we had as youngsters. While there are many options for achieving this, the favorite procedure for most dentists remains professionally supervised Tray Teeth Whitening. Also called night-time whitening or at-home whitening the process begins with a visit to your cosmetic dentist.
Whitening your teeth always works best when your teeth are clean. The perfect time to schedule your appointment for Tray Teeth Whitening is immediately following your regular dental hygiene appointment. Your Desert Smiles hygienist has created the perfect, clean surface for optimal tooth bleaching success.
The office visit will include impressions taken of your upper and lower teeth. Thin, custom bleaching trays will then be created using the impressions of your teeth to ensure that the bleaching material is in contact with your teeth and does not touch your gums and cause irritation.
An education session outlining how to place the bleaching material in the trays, how long to wear them, what to do to avoid sensitivity, and what to expect is detailed for each patient. The beauty of the Tray Teeth Whitening system is that the patient has complete control of the final outcome. The teeth are whitened day by day utilizing a professional strength peroxide gel and once the perfect shade of white is achieved the patient can stop bleaching.
If staining from food or drink reoccurs, which it most probably will, then touch-ups are easily done at home. Remember the following advantages of teeth whitening using the tray method:
- It is the simplest cosmetic dental procedure
- It is relatively inexpensive
- Your smile becomes permanently whiter.
- Maintaining maximum whiteness requires only minor touch up treatments.
In the Phoenix area, please contact Scottsdale, Arizona cosmetic dentist, Dr. Donald Wilcox, to discuss your options for whiter, brighter smile.