Everybody loves a bright white smile! Not only is teeth whitening effective, it can also drastically change your smile and self-esteem at the same time!
Options for Whitening
Custom Take Home Whitening Trays
Custom take-home trays work every time! Impressions are taken of your teeth and custom trays are fabricated just for you. The whitening gel is placed in the thin bleaching tray that fits over your teeth. You will typically wear the bleaching trays at night while you sleep. The trays are easy to maintain and relatively low cost.
Crest Whitening Strips
Whitening strips are the second best option to the take home trays. The whitening strips we offer have a higher percentage of bleach than you would find over-the-counter. Dr. Deiglmeier and Dr. Bannerot have found that the whitening strips work best on our “younger” patients.
Over the counter options
Whitening toothpastes are designed to remove surface stains from your teeth. As a result, they may lighten your teeth slightly. However, they cannot change the natural color of your teeth.
Over-the-Counter Whitening Trays
Although the over-the-counter trays are less expensive than the custom take-home trays, they are also less effective. The over-the-counter trays take longer to bleach your teeth, and since the trays are not customized to you, they could allow the bleach to come in contact with your gums causing irritation.
*Whitening procedures only whiten the enamel of the tooth. Thus old fillings or crowns may need to be replaced to match.