Tooth whitening is a popular procedure to make teeth whiter and brighter, and therefore more attractive and younger looking. Bleaching can be used to whiten stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull smile. Either way, tooth whitening is a safe and relatively painless procedure ideal for most patients. AFCDentistry offers three methods of whitening: in-office whitening, home tray whitening and extreme whitening.
In-office whitening is an ideal procedure for anyone wanting immediate results. Because the entire procedure takes place in our office in about an hour, it is the perfect choice for busy individuals. In this process, a protective gel is applied to your gums to protect the soft tissue. You also take home custom made trays with bleach to maintain your whitening between office visits.
Tray whitening is a less expensive whitening treatment you can use while in the comfort of your own home to gradually whiten teeth. We will first create a customized tray that you will wear to whiten your teeth. Within a few days your trays will be ready to be picked up and we will show you how to apply the special bleaching material to the trays. The whitening gel trays should be worn 30-60 minutes up to twice a day for two weeks. At the end of this period, you will see whitening results that are nothing short of dazzling. Occasional retreatment can be done at your convenience to maintain your new smile.
Extreme whitening is the technique supported by evidence based research studies to get your teeth as white as they can possibly get and keep them that way for as long as possible! It involves a combination of two in-office whitening sessions and two weeks of home tray whitening, plus an application of a sealant after the second in-office treatment to help prevent the recurrence of stain so your teeth stay their whitest as long as possible!