How Do At-Home Whitening Treatments Work?
- Posted on: Sep 19 2011
At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, we offer two convenient tooth whitening options. For at-home teeth whitening, we will provide you with mouth trays that are customized to fit your teeth. The trays contain whitening gel, and you use the trays once a day, usually nightly, to brighten your teeth in the comfort of your home.
Depending on which tooth whitening option you choose, the time it takes to see results will vary. The at-home whitening system requires up to two weeks before you will see a difference, while the in-office treatment provides immediate results after only 45 minutes.
There are advantages to both options. If you do not mind the extra time that at-home treatments require, then this may be the most comfortable way for you to whiten your teeth. Because the trays are custom-made for your teeth, the bleaching gel will be able to reach all visible aspects of your tooth surface. Over-the-counter teeth whitening systems that you buy from the grocery store do not offer the benefit of reaching all noticeable surfaces of your teeth.
If you have your teeth whitened in our office, you may experience superior results. The advantage to an in-office whitening is that a trained professional can make sure that the all the surfaces of your teeth are evenly treated, including in between the teeth. Our office uses a whitening system which only a professional can administer and which breaks up stains and discoloration using ZOOM!, a high concentration gel with a buffering agent to reduce sensitivity and an LED light.
For tooth whitening in McLean, Virginia, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics today.