Still the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the world, tooth whitening can lighten teeth up to ten shades. However, some people take it to the extreme overusing strips, polishes, gels, pastes and whitening trays. This usually happens when over the counter tooth whitening products are used too much or too often. Thankfully, professional tooth whitening is monitored so you won’t have to worry about chalky or blue looking teeth.
Professional Tooth Whitening in a Single Visit
Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena dentists offer two types of professional tooth whitening, in office or chairside whitening and custom made take home trays. Both tooth whitening procedures work well on their own or in combination with each other.
In Office Professional Tooth Whitening
As a preferred in office tooth whitening specialist, your dentist in Pasadena will apply a gel to your teeth before using a light or laser to activate the whitening gel. This process happens two or three times during the whitening session, which lasts about an hour and a half.
In office whitening is the fast and easy way to have a beautiful smile in a single dental visit, and can lighten teeth up to 10 shades.
Custom Made Take Home Whitening Trays
Unlike one-size fits all over the counter bleaching trays, custom-made tooth whitening trays fit your teeth and no one else’s. Because every mouth is different, one size fits all trays can cause problems as the whitening gel can seep into your gums. This can cause sensitivity and other tooth and gum issues.
Custom trays are made to fit and used with a prescription whitening gel according to your Pasadena dentist’s instructions wearing the trays at night or for an hour each day. You will see amazing results in about two weeks.
Both tooth whitening treatments in Pasadena can be done on their own or in conjunction with each other.
If you would like more information regarding professional tooth whitening, call and schedule a no obligation teeth whitening consultation with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena dentists today.