Teeth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic treatments in the world. It is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile, and it’s also one of the most affordable. Every time you see someone with a beautiful white smile, you notice them, and they instantly look more attractive. It’s also very easy to maintain a white smile once you have whitened your teeth the first time, so for most people, it’s a no-brainer.
We plan to start offering professional in-office bleaching treatments in the near future, but we currently offer some extremely effective teeth whitening products for home use. When properly used, a good home whitening system will usually provide better results than the most high-powered in-office whitening kit ….. and without the sensitivity. The super strong chair-side teeth whitening kits will usually give patients significant tooth sensitivity, but home whitening gel is much gentler. In addition, when you whiten at home, you do it over the course of 1-2 weeks. You simply wear your trays every day for 30-60 minutes, depending on the strength of the gel, and you usually start seeing results after the first application. It’s that easy. You can wear the trays while you drive into work, while you watch TV or practically any time.
Many of our patients already have the custom trays for home whitening, so all they need is gel refills. We carry 22% and 36% carbamide peroxide (cp). Twenty-two percent is considered the standard for home bleaching trays in the industry, but for those who want quicker results and don’t have sensitive teeth 36% cp is usually the great option. If you have sensitive teeth, we also offer desensitizing gel.
At Westover Dental, we use Beaming White teeth whitening products, which are manufactured locally at the company’s worldwide headquarters. We offer the company’s whitening gels and their whitening foam called Daily White, which is a great maintenance product.