A much higher shade of white above the rest!
Professional Teeth Whitening services performed by Napa cosmetic dentist Silverado Dental Care is a much higher shade of white above the rest! Don't be misled by over-the-counter teeth whitening products. There are many professional products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a much whiter, brighter smile, and the Napa dental team of Silverado Dental Care can help you to choose the method that is right for you.
The best way to begin any teeth whitening regimen is toschedule an appointment and talk to Silverado Dental Care about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening and see which combination works best for you! Call (707) 240-8287 today!
In-office Teeth Whitening
The first professional option is commonly referred to as “in-office” whitening. This procedure is performed at the Napa dental office of Silverado Dental Care. An in-office whitening treatment may include the use of a whitening lamp or laser to enhance the effectiveness of the whitening gel by accelerating the peroxide.
During your visit, Napa cosmetic dentist Silverado Dental Care and his Napa dental team will apply the professional whitening gel and, depending on the system being used, will shine a light source directly onto the teeth. The entire office visit generally takes about 90 minutes with immediate results.
At-home Teeth Whitening
Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening Napa cosmetic dentist Silverado Dental Care uses with custom-made trays and whitening gel. 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 ten (10) to fourteen (14) days, although you may notice results in as little as three (3) to five (5) days.
Paint-on Teeth Whiteners
There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options, and one type of readily accessible whitening product is commonly referred to as “paint-on” teeth whiteners. Paint-on whiteners can be purchased over-the-counter and are generally less expensive and less effective than whitening strips or professional options. Paint-on teeth whiteners consist of a gel that is applied to the tooth using a small brush. Paint-on whitening gel hardens into a film that coats the treated tooth and dissolves in the mouth. As with any teeth whitening regimen, it is wise toconsult with Napa cosmetic dentist Silverado Dental Care before treating discolored teeth.
Teeth Whitening Strips
Teeth whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide bleaching on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The bleaching agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips into place to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. The duration of treatment will vary.
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.