If you want whiter teeth and a beautiful smile, tooth whitening or “bleaching” is a way to enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Whitening is accomplished by inserting plastic trays containing a bleach gel over your teeth. Our at-home whitening procedure usually requires two visits. During the first visit, impressions are made of your teeth. These impressions are then used to fabricate your custom – made plastic trays. During the second visit, we will check the trays for appropriate fit and provide you with the bleaching gel that is placed in the trays. Then, you may wear the trays containing the bleaching gel at your convenience. When worn for a few hours a day, noticeable results are seen generally within a few days to a couple weeks.
Patients should be cognizant of “fad” bleaching programs, such as those seen in malls or stores. Studies have proven that these types of bleaching regiments, such as “zoom whitening”; merely desiccate (or dry-out) tooth structure. This allows the tooth to appear lighter in shade. In-office bleaching can also results in a higher degree of tooth sensitivity.
4605 Bellewood Circle
Huntsville, AL 35802