Teeth Whitening Treatments for a Brighter Smile
Our dentist at Perfect Smiles Dental Care in Kokomo Indiana provides several different types of teeth whitening procedures. Please review the teeth whitening procedures our office offers below:
Laser Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening has become one of the first requests that dental patients have when visiting their dentist.
Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively and is the most expensive method for whitening. Bleach is applied to each tooth, and heat generated by a laser enhances its effectiveness while ultimately speeding up the process. This procedure uses a strong bleaching gel that the laser activates and enhances for quick, dramatic results. The bleach used is a hydrogen peroxide gel that ranges from 25 to 40 percent in concentration levels. With these high concentrations, special precautions are taken to reduce tooth sensitivity, as well as protect the lips, gums and other oral tissues from being damaged.
Laser teeth whitening takes about an hour in the dental office. Oftentimes, several treatments are needed to achieve the desired results and bleaching trays for home use may be needed as well to improve or maintain those results.
Laser teeth whitening isn't for everyone and is just one option to whiten your teeth. To find out more about teeth whitening, schedule a consultation at Perfect Smiles Dental Care by calling us at 765-236-1570.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening that is both easy and cost-effective. Just follow the instructions given by your dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth and whiten them through a special gel that is placed on the inside of the trays.
The trays can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with guidelines provided by your dentist. The time that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.
To schedule an appointment with our dentist, call us at 765-236-1570 today! Our team at Perfect Smiles Dental Care in Kokomo Indiana is here to answer any question you may have!