You have likely seen advertisements for teeth whitening agents on the Internet, TV, or at the mall or in your local stores. Some of these are weak and will not actually whiten your teeth, probably just helping them from getting darker. Others can actually be too harsh and can damage your teeth and/or gum tissues and should be avoided.
The strongest, safest, and most effective forms of teeth whitening can only be found at a dental office, like Rubino Dentistry. The products that we use have been proven to be safe AND effective. There are two basic means to whitening your teeth: at home trays and in office “power whitening”.
Home whitening trays that are custom made to fit your teeth perfectly. We will give you the whitening gel and show you how to place it in the trays, which are worn for about 20 minutes at a time for 5-14 days. For most patients, teeth whitening is a painless procedure. The most common side effect is increased tooth sensitivity for a few days. We can help you manage it. If you have tooth colored fillings, crowns, veneers, etc., the whitening agent will not affect them.
Power whitening takes about 2 hours in the office and is the most effective means to whiten and improve your smile. You also receive home whitening trays to help maintain the final color for the long term. We would be happy to discuss your smile and the options to improve it, including whitening.