Professional whitening is a great way to dramatically enhance your smile. You can have custom trays made by us and do the whitening with our prescription strength gels home with daily applications for 2 to 3 weeks.
There is no over the counter product that will give you the same result in quality and comfort . With over the counter product people complain on uneven color ( due to there is no custom fit and and distribution of whitening agent is uneven) , burning gums ( same reason) as well as lack of change in color of the teeth ( weak ineffective formula due to an rx strength is not allowed because of uncontrolled use and prefabricated not custom made applicators – gel gets on the gums as well as the teeth and may burn the gums.
The best way is to have it done by your dentist or hygienist to reach the desirable effect fast and effortless an a safe , controlled environment. In office whitening provides an immediate result when the teeth color is changed within an hour giving the patients beautiful bright smile they desire. It’s still good to have custom made whitening trays and gels to take home for touch ups to control the staining that we accumulated from food and drinks.
If you live in Southern California, feel free to Schedule a New Patient Visit with us in Zak Dental offices in Agoura Hills, Covina/San Dimas, Downey, Long Beach, North Park, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Simi Valley, Temecula, Valencia, Ventura, and Whittier/La Mirada, California.
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Teeth which have been stained by tobacco, coffee, wine, or other dietary products can yellow over time.
If the teeth are straight and uniform, and don’t have fillings or other dental restorations present, they can often be whitened significantly with bleach.
Most commonly, this is done using custom-made bleach trays which you can get from a dentist.
The process is simple. Impressions are made of your teeth, and stone cast replicas are produced.
A sheet of clear vinyl is heated and vacuum-formed over the cast.
When the plastic cools, it sets up in the shape of your teeth. The trays are trimmed, removed from the cast and disinfected.
A specially-formulated clear bleaching gel is dispensed into the trays.
The trays are seated onto the teeth, and the patient wears them for the recommended length of time per day, generally measured in minutes.
The process is repeated for a few days to a couple of weeks, ideally under the supervision of a dentist, until the teeth reach their desired shade.
Results can be outstanding, and typically last for years.