Over time, stain-causing foods and beverages, smoking, and thinning enamel can dim the brightest smile. If you are feeling self-conscious about your teeth, your dentist can help you discover the whitening treatment that is best for you. At Gary Belenski DDS, were offer in-office teeth whitening treatments.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment
An office whitening treatment is generally faster, more effective, and lasts longer because dentists use gels with a higher concentration of peroxide than those gels found in OTC products. Your dentist will examine you first to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, protect your surrounding gum tissue and mouth during the procedure, and monitor treatment throughout. Office whitening usually takes from 30-90 minutes.
Light-Activated Teeth Whitening
Some office whitening treatments make use of halogen, LED, or UV lighting as part of the procedure. Light doesn’t whiten teeth itself. Instead, it works with the gel solution, activating the molecules in the whitening gel and speeding up the chemical reaction which eliminates stains.
Custom Gel Trays
Custom trays created in the dentist’s office are an option for those who want to use a whitening gel at home. Professionally crafted trays will fit your teeth perfectly and allow a more precise application of the peroxide gel, which will also be provided. Custom trays can require about two weeks of use for maximum whitening.
Some teeth are not good candidates for typical whitening procedures at home or in-office. If you have deeper discoloration caused by trauma or medications taken during tooth formation, or if you have dental bonding, veneers, crowns, or bridges which are darker than your natural enamel, talk to your dentist to decide which whitening treatment or cosmetic procedure is the best option to achieve your brightest smile.
At-home teeth whitening treatments can also be helpful in reducing surface stains. These methods are less expensive than in-office whitening, but, because they can’t offer the strength of professional whiteners, they aren’t as effective, and they usually require several weeks of daily application.
GLO PRO POWER At Home Wireless Teeth Whitening Device Kit
The most advanced at home teeth whitening device kit, featuring patented GLO illuminating heat mouthpiece technology combined with professional-strength hydrogen peroxide whitening gel for the fastest at home results in just 16 minutes a day – without sensitivity.
We make it easy for patients to whiten and maintain their brightest smiles between in office treatments with:
- Universal comfort fit mouthpiece (no custom trays)
- Wireless technology
- Quick induction charging
- Optional Bluetooth connectivity
Available to patients exclusively through our office.
These flexible plastic strips come in two sizes, to fit both upper and lower teeth, and are coated on one side with a thin film of peroxide-based gel. The gel-side of each strip is positioned on the front of the teeth and gently pressed into place. The strip needs to adhere to each tooth completely to ensure even whitening, and shouldn’t touch sensitive gum tissue to avoid irritation. The strips are usually recommended for use twice a day, for 30 minutes each time. Total treatment time can vary from several days to several weeks.
Whitening Toothpastes and Rinses
Whitening toothpastes and rinses use mild abrasives and bleaching agents, most often peroxides, to remove surface stains caused by foods, beverages, and smoking. They can also help keep teeth their brightest after a professional whitening. While toothpastes and rinses can’t do much to affect tooth color or deep staining, surface stains can show some improvement after several weeks.
Visit us at Gary Belenski DDS to rediscover the brightest version of your smile. Let us assist you in choosing the best treatment for a confident and radiant appearance.