are 2 main ways to whiten teeth and both involve bleaching. The
first way is in-office bleaching. This takes only an hour or so,
and you walk out of an office with white teeth. The second option
is at-home bleaching, where custom trays with a special bleach are
utilized. The method takes up to two weeks (wearing the trays for
several hours in the evening), but is the method we prefer. The
advantages to at-home bleaching are:
●A whiter white
●A more color stable tooth. Once bleaching is stopped, all teeth slowly return to their previous color. With at-home bleaching, they stay whiter for a longer period of time
●Ability to "touch-up" your bleaching. When your teeth do start discoloring, it is very easy to purchase some new bleach from our office (at a minimal cost), use the new bleach along with your custom trays for a few days, and you are back to white teeth. With in-office bleaching, you must go through the costly procedure again.
Not all teeth respond to bleaching.
● For more information on bleaching, visit http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/teeth-whitening/
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