If you have tried over the counter at home whitening products and have been disappointed with the results, then you may want to consider asking your dentist about take home whitening kits that can only be provided by a licensed dentist. Dr. Kososki and his knowledgeable staff help their patients to achieve whiter smiles with safe and affordable at home whitening kits, and can do the same to give you a brighter smile that makes a great first impression.
What are the benefits of at home teeth whitening?
One of the primary advantages of at home teeth whitening is that you will be able to carry out the treatments in the comfort of your home. Another benefit is that it is typically more affordable than other teeth whitening options. You can have a brilliant white smile again in a short time, without risking the health of your teeth, given that the solution you will be using is one that is recommended by your dentist.
Is at home teeth whitening the right choice for me?
There are a number of reasons why patients choose to do at home teeth whitening rather than in office treatments. If your gums or teeth are extremely hypersensitive or if the stains are too deeply embedded into your teeth, then the dentist will likely recommend at home whitening. The dentist will provide you with the alternative whitening solutions or different concentration levels of traditional solutions to meet your needs.
What is the procedure for at home teeth whitening?
In order to obtain an at home whitening kit you must schedule an appointment with your dentist, who will take an impression of your teeth. The impressions of both your lower and upper teeth will be sent to the lab, where custom fit trays will be made. It will usually take up to 2 weeks for these trays to be made and sent back to your dentist, who will schedule an appointment with you to demonstrate how to properly place the whitening solution into the trays and discuss the details of the at home whitening treatments. You will typically have to wear the dental trays for about an hour each day for two weeks.
How soon can I expect the results from at home teeth whitening?
You can expect to see results from the at home teeth whitening kits in just one week, though some patients who have stains which are more resistant to the treatment may see results in two weeks. To ensure that you get the most out of your at home whitening treatments, its recommended that you avoid foods or liquids that may cause staining, especially during the two weeks that you are using the solution. Wine, coffee, juice, dark vegetables and sodas should be avoided. The at home whitening kits can also be used for touch up purposes one you are through with the initial applications.
If you would like to find out more about the at home teeth whitening services that we provide, please call (972) 235-8900 or email us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kososki of Plano .