Has your coffee, wine or tobacco use left you with stained or otherwise non-white teeth? Certain foods and injury can also discolor your teeth over the years. While there are numerous over-the-counter dental kits on the market today, dentist-dispensed whitening trays are safer and generally more effective. They may even work better than an in-office bleaching treatment. This may be due to the fact that whitening trays prepared by dentists for patients to take home are used on an ongoing basis, rather than a one-time application, or a series of visits over time.
What’s the procedure for obtaining dentist-dispensed whitening trays?
Speak with your dentist about the stains/discoloration of your teeth, and he/she will come up with a solution. Your custom made teeth whitening splints will be prepped and ready for pick up within just two days. The splints, which you wear for a few hours each day, contain a special beaching agent that removes stains from your enamel quickly and effectively, without damages the enamel or dental work.
It’s up to you how white you want to go, just stop using the splints once your teeth are the perfect shade of white for you. Maintain your new bright smile with occasional whitening using the splints.
What’s involved in getting whitening trays from your dentist?
Expect to have an impression of your teeth taken to create the trays that will hold the bleaching agent. To achieve the desired results, you will have to wear the trays for several hours (3 to 4) each day/night over the course of a week or two. Most individuals see a significant improvement in the color of their teeth by this point.