BrightSmile Tooth Whitening
Years of staining from coffee, tea, red wine, and cola are magically erased, making your teeth up to 8 shades whiter. In a BriteSmile procedure, your gums and lips are protected with barrier materials. A whitening gel is applied to your teeth and blue light activates it. The procedure is completed in an hour. Moreover, BriteSmile is clinically proven to improve oral health while whitening up to 14 shades brighter.
Home Tooth Bleaching
At-home whitening involves purchasing a thin mouthguard or strip that holds a relatively low concentration of oxidizing agent next to the teeth for as long as several hours a day for a period of 5 to 14 days. This is known as take-home or over-the-counter bleaching. Results can vary, depending on which application is chosen. We can provide this kit for home use (not to be confused with over-the-counter bleaching products available in your local drugstore).
Whitening is potentially better at a dentist because the strip or mouth-guard does not completely conform to the shape of the teeth, sometimes leaving the tips of the teeth (near the gumline) unbleached. The bleaching agent is typically less than 10% hydrogen peroxide equivalent so irritation to the soft tissue around teeth is minimized. Dentists, as well as some dental laboratories, can fabricate custom fitted whitening trays that will greatly improve the results you can achieve with an “at home” whitening method.