In-Office Vs. At-Home Teeth Whitening

Two women hugging and smilingTeeth whitening is possibly the most popular dental treatment, as well as one of the safest. It is used for patients who have sustained extrinsic dental stains due to highly-pigmented foods and drinks, such as berries and coffee, and bad lifestyle habits, like smoking or chewing tobacco. Patients often have a choice between at-home and in-office treatment.

Our cosmetic dentist in Orange County can supply you with a whitening kit that you can take home to use on your own. This kit will include a liquid or gel, as well as a mouth tray. You will put the whitening material into the tray, which fits perfectly around the top or bottom arch. This will need to be kept in place for the instructed amount of time. The process will need to be repeated once a day for a few days to a week.

Teeth whitening in our office is completed during just one appointment. Our teeth whitening dentist in Orange County will apply the peroxide-based liquid onto each tooth, careful to avoid the lips, gums, and other soft tissues of the mouth in order to prevent irritation. This process can result in a smile up to eight shades brighter. Patients can ensure their results last by avoiding staining substances and attending regular professional cleanings.

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