Who doesn’t want whiter teeth in about and hour. At Vistasol Dental we will examine your teeth to see if in-office whitening is right for you. Research and clinical studies have consistently shown that whitening teeth with hydrogen peroxide gel under the supervision of a dentist is safe for teeth and gums.
Traditionally teeth have been whitened by giving patients trays to wear for 2 hours per day for 3 – 4 weeks. Patients place hydrogen peroxide gel into these trays and after 3 -4 weeks the teeth will have been whitened. At VistaSol Dental, we can achieve equal or better results with one in-office visit.
There are many causes for tooth discoloration. The most common include aging, and overall accumulation of staining substances such as coffee, teas, colas, wine, and tobacco.
First, the surface debris is removed from your teeth. We then apply a protective coating to your gums and the root surfaces of your teeth. Cotton rolls are placed to protect your lips and your teeth are prepared for the whitening gel. The whitening gel is then placed and light activated. The gel is refreshed several times during the procedure and after approximately one hour your teeth will be their very whitest. We then apply a sodium fluoride gel to make your newly whitened teeth more resistant to re-staining.
It takes years for your teeth to lose their natural luster. Now you can safely bring the brilliance back to your teeth. Results are seen with just one in-office visit and teeth are often 9 shades lighter after the whitening procedure.