Do You Need In-Office Or At-Home Teeth Whitening?

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you definitely want to look your best for your significant other. What if your teeth are stained? If you have unsightly discoloration you can address the issue with professional teeth whitening. We actually offer multiple forms. Does your smile benefit best from in-office or at-home teeth whitening?

In-Office Teeth Whitening

With in-office teeth whitening, the entire procedure takes about two hours and the results are noticeable right away. First, your dentist places a protective covering over the lips and gums. Next, he will apply a bleaching gel to the teeth. Then he will use a special laser to activate the bleaching gel, removing surface stains from the teeth. The option we choose will depend on the cause and severity of your teeth stains.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

We also offer several different forms of home-based teeth whitening. With them, you can remove stains from the comfort of your home and also retouch as needed at later dates. Treatment involves first creating a custom set of trays. The patient is then prescribed a powerful bleaching gel. Each day, the patient fills the tray with gel and wears them, possibly overnight or during the day for 30-minute sessions, depending on the severity of your discoloration. Optimal results typically take between two and three weeks. We also offer at-home teeth whitening using strips. We can discuss which option will best address your discoloration.