Things to Keep in Mind When Whitening:
The first thing everyone should know about tooth whitening or bleaching is that it is almost all the same. If you are interested in bleaching, I recommend first trying the less expensive, over-the-counter brands; however, if you do not enjoy the “slimy band-aid” feeling of the over-the-counter methods, we do offer custom fit bleaching trays.
Tips for bleaching:
- Some people encounter sensitivity from bleaching; this is only temporary. Bleaching less frequently or for less time each session can reduce the sensitivity from bleaching. It might take a couple of weeks longer to reach the desired effect, but it will be a more pleasant journey.
- Bleach the top first. If you bleach all your teeth at once, you will not be able to see a noticeable difference and might be discouraged.
- Some people bleach their teeth a little too much and the enamel starts to be a little translucent. Stop bleaching for a while and your teeth will start to return to normal.
- Finally, all bleaching should be done before any cosmetic dentistry is done. This included porcelain crowns and tooth colored filling on the front teeth. Porcelain crowns, and to a lesser extent, resins, do not bleach.