Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic treatments to brighten your smile quickly and effectively. Our Redlands, CA dental practice offers teeth whitening in various forms, including customized at-home trays, as well as in-office procedures. During a consultation with Dr. Steve Tatevossian, patients will learn about the options they have, and many prefer to use gel trays so they can whiten their teeth in the privacy of their own homes.
Dr. Tatevossian will provide a prescription-strength whitening gel that is applied daily. It typically takes about a month for the full results to appear.
The dentist will create 3D molds of the patient’s teeth to design personalized trays. These trays will be used to avoid the gums coming in contact with the whitening gel, hence preventing discomfort, irritation, and harmful after-treatment effects. The patient will be instructed to continue treatment at home by filling the trays with prescription-strength whitening gel and applying it for about 45 minutes per day.
Some patients can get a visible outcome after the first treatment but most of them need 2 to 4 weeks to obtain optimal results.
The dentist’s whitening home kits have better quality and higher concentration than over-the-counter teeth whitening brands. Dentist’s kits are also personalized to the patient’s teeth making them easier to use and whitening the teeth evenly.
Home whitening kits are safe when patients follow the dentist’s safety instructions and recommendations on how to get the best results.
Patients can apply the home whitening treatment for 45 minutes every day to get visible results.
The minimum length of treatment is a week but the solution can last up to a month. Your dentist can recommend other whitening options if you don’t get the results you want.
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