Teeth whitening works by applying a whitening gel that contains hydrogen or carbamide peroxide to your teeth. These peroxides contain volatile oxygen molecules that react with the staining molecules in your teeth once they penetrate through the tooth’s layers to break up intrinsic stains. This enables your teeth to better reflect light, which creates a whiter “bleached” appearance.
Take-home whitening is an extremely convenient, safe, and effective way to whiten your teeth. You can do it whenever you like, right from home! This method of teeth whitening doesn’t require exposure to any UV light which makes it highly suitable for patients with sensitive teeth. You will first need to make an appointment so we can take impressions or digital scans of your teeth.
These impressions are sent to an outside dental lab that creates them. Tray fabrication may take a few weeks but once we receive them, we’ll call you back to pick them up and you can begin your treatment.
Take-home whitening works by applying the whitening gel to the inside of your trays and placing them over your teeth. You will receive written instructions on how to use your trays and the duration of treatment. Because the peroxide concentration is lower in take-home whitening gels, you will need to wear your trays each day for up to 2 weeks.