There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a whiter smile, and with so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment, and talk to our professionals about the differences.
"Whitening For Life" - A Souris Valley Dental Exclusive
Here at Souris Valley Dental, our patients have the opportunity to benefit from the most innovative tooth whitening program around- known as Whitening for Life. This program allows all of our patients to get the whitest teeth possible, and keep them that way. We have found that this system provides the best result, with a longer lasting effect, than any of the systems in use today.
Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes 14-21 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days. Once you have completed your initial whitening, you can keep this bright look forever with periodic touch-ups. This touch up takes only a day or two to return your teeth to their bright and natural smile.
Here's the best part. With our Whitening for Life program, you can keep this great look for as long as you remain a regular patient in our office. We will provide refill whitening materials at each of your regular preventive care visits- for no further cost. Once you pay the one time fee for the construction of the custom trays and materials, and we will keep you suppied with the materials needed to maintain your smile. All you need to do is to keep up on your regularly scheduled preventive visits, show up for your appointments as scheduled, and allow us to keep you as an active patient in our practice.
Call our office today, or ask about this great program at your next recare visit. We want you to "show off that smile"!!
Teeth whitening toothpaste and mouthwash
The least expensive options are whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes. Designed to have “whitening” capabilities, toothpastes and mouthwashes work to remove surface stains using mild abrasives. However, unlike bleaching materials used in professional whitening procedures, these products do not lighten the actual color shade of the tooth. Whitening toothpastes affect surface stains and will mildly lighten your teeth. This is a temporary effect at best. It is still OK to use these products to maintain a great smile after you have done the professional tooth whitening (Whitening for Life).
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our office and ask our dental professionals about whitening your smile today.