Teeth Whitening Q & A
What can I do to whiten my teeth?
Advances in teeth whitening techniques continue to expand your options. You can visit Dr. Berry for his take-home whitening kits or purchase over-the-counter products to brighten your teeth.
In the aisles of your local drugstore, you can find all manner of gels, toothpaste, strips, and trays to whiten your teeth. Over-the-counter teeth whitening methods are the cheapest option available. However, none of them are as powerful or lasting as professional treatments.
Whitening toothpastes target only the surface of teeth and require constant use to be effective. Store-bought trays are designed for one-size-fits-all fit, so they won’t fit everyone’s teeth. Because they don’t fit snugly around your teeth, they also produce an inconsistent whitening effect.
Store-bought whitening products are great for minor fixes and maintenance. However, you can’t get the same dramatic, immediate improvements you can at your dentist’s office.
Professional whitening treatments are much more effective than over-the-counter methods. Because of that, they also provide faster, more striking effects. You can rest assured that dentist-controlled whitening methods are safe. They’re great if you have an important event or photo session coming up.
Landmark Dental Arts specializes in providing their patients with custom-made, take-home whitening trays.
How do whitening trays work?
Professional grade, take-home whitening trays come with a gel that’s distributed into the tray or mouthguard. Dr. Berry custom-makes each and every tray for a precise fit on your teeth.
Dr. Berry takes impressions of your teeth to create a personalized bleaching tray. You wear the retainer for several hours a day for a certain number of days, depending on how much of a whitening effect you want.
What are the advantages of teeth whitening trays?
Although whitening trays take seven or more days to brighten teeth, this method allows you to whiten in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
Also, in-office results only last for 6-9 months. With a combination of professional, custom-made whitening trays and good oral hygiene, you can get even longer lasting results!
If you’d like to discuss your teeth whitening options, call or visit Landmark Dental Arts online today.