At-Home Teeth Whitening
At Jon C. Packman DDS, we specialize in a wide-variety of cosmetic treatments designed to improve the esthetics of your smile. One of our most requested, most popular cosmetic services involves teeth whitening, whether it be in office or at home. At-home teeth whitening is an easy, successful, and cost-effective way to brighten your smile!
Store-Bought Whitening Products
These days, people have more options than ever before when it comes to whitening products. The most common at-home products include:
||Whitening Toothpastes: Many popular toothpastes claim to have whitening properties, and remove surface stains with hydrogen peroxides or abrasives. Unfortunately, some people have sensitivity issues that prevent them from using these toothpastes. Also, results from a whitening toothpaste are gradual, subtle, and depend on how often you brush your teeth.
||Whitening Rinses: Much like toothpastes, whitening rinses are easy to use and usually help fight bacteria growth as well. All you have to do is follow the instructions on the bottle, and swish the rinse around in your mouth. Most rinse users tend to do this during their daily oral hygiene routine.
||Gel Strips: A gel strip is a store-bought product with the sole purpose of whitening your teeth. Most whitening strips should be put on your teeth once a day for about two hours. You may need to do this for ten to 20 days before you see noticeable results.
||Whitening Trays and Bleaching: As with gel strips, whiten trays are placed over the teeth and filled with bleaching solution. Store-bought options include boil-and-bite trays and stock trays, both of which lack the comfort and effectiveness of a custom-fit appliance.
It should be noted that most of these store-bought products provide lackluster results. Many users experience little improvement with the brightness of their smile. Store-bought products can also be dangerous for your teeth and gums without the proper instruction and supervision. For these reasons and more, we always recommend whitening treatments with a professional dentist like Dr. Packman.
Custom-Fit Whitening Tray
Along with in-office whitening procedures, we also specialize in the fabrication of custom-fit whitening trays. When compared to the alternatives, custom-fit trays are safer, more comfortable, and much more effective. Store-bought trays can lead to uneven whitening results and damage your gums due to misplaced bleaching solution.
A custom-fit tray is not the only reason whitening treatment with us delivers superior results. We also provide you with a professional strength bleaching solution, which can brighten your teeth up to several shades whiter than conventional gels.
For patients that want serious results, we may recommend our in-office whitening treatment. During in-office treatment, we apply the strongest possible bleaching solution directly to the teeth, repeating the process until we achieve the desired effect. This strength bleaching gel is not available in stores as it requires the supervision of a professional.
In-office whitening may also involve an ultraviolet light which improves effectiveness and expedites the process. In some cases, we use a combination of in-office procedures and take-home trays to produce a significantly brighter smile. The whitening process varies from person to person, depending on the severity of their stains and their desired results.
Schedule Your Appointment
To learn more about our teeth whitening services, be sure to reach out to our team! Call (704) 978-7060 to schedule your initial appointment today!