A convenient and affordable way to achieve a beautiful white smile…
If you have been disappointed by over the counter at home whitening products before, then at home whitening kits that can only be provided by a licensed dentist may be an ideal option for you. Dr. Vaishali Patel DDS and her knowledgeable staff help patients to achieve more brilliant white smiles with at home whitening kits, and would be more than happy do the same for you, so that you too can have a smile to be proud of.
What are the benefits of at home teeth whitening?
One of the main benefits of at home teeth whitening is that you will be able to perform the treatments in your own home whenever you like. Another key advantage is that it is usually more affordable than other teeth whitening treatments that are available. You can quickly and conveniently have a bright white smile, knowing that the solution you will be using is one that is recommended by your dentist and is, therefore, safe to use.
Is at home teeth whitening the right choice for you?
There are a variety of reasons why patients might choose to do at home whitenings as opposed to other teeth whitening treatments. For example, if you suffer from hyper sensitive teeth or gums, or if stains are too deeply embedded into the enamel of your teeth, then your dentist may recommend at home whitening treatments vs. in office treatments. The dentist will give you the necessary alternative whitening solutions or different concentration levels of traditional solutions that are ideal for your needs and current dental health.
What is the procedure for at home teeth whitening?
You will have to schedule an appointment with your dentist in order to obtain an at home whitening kit. The dentist will make an impression of both your upper and lower teeth, which will be sent to the lab where custom fit trays will be produced to snugly fit your teeth. This process can take up to 2 weeks, after which time they will be sent back to your dentist. You must then schedule an appointment with your dentist, so that they may demonstrate how to properly apply the whitening solution to the trays and go over the at home whitening treatment that you must perform. You will usually be required to wear the dental trays for an hour each day for the duration of two weeks.
How soon can I expect the results from at home teeth whitening?
You should expect to begin seeing results from at home teeth whitening kits in as little as one week, although some patients with more resistant stains may see results in about two weeks. To make sure that you are able to maximize the effectiveness of your kit, its strongly recommended that you avoid eating foods or drinking liquids that may cause staining, especially during the two weeks that you are using the at home whitening solution. Wine, coffee, juice, dark vegetables and sodas are examples of items that should be avoided, as they typically cause stains. The at home whitening kits can also be used for touch up purposes as well after the initial applications.
If you would like to find out more about the at home teeth whitening services that we provide, please call (310) 549-2400 or email us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vaishali Patel DDS.