Cosmetic Services

Many patients are asking about bleaching as a method of whitening teeth. There are many options and products available today. Most over-the-counter products will help remove some stain and will only whiten a modest amount because the concentration of active peroxide is very low.

We offer two methods of bleaching through our office, depending on the look you want, the amount of time you want to spend, and the cost. One of these methods might be right for you. Most patients bleach for an overall whiter smile, or before other cosmetic procedures such as crowns and veneers. The whitening process is effective on most discolored teeth. Darker stains and discoloration due to antibiotics are more difficult to whiten. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient.

Custom Trays with Life-Like Gel (15%, 20% or 30% peroxide)

Easy to use and comfortable to wear, this is our most popular bleaching method. Custom-made upper and lower trays filled with peroxide are worn once a day for 30–60 minutes. Maximum results are achieved within 2–3 weeks of bleaching. The trays ensure bleach covers all surfaces. The kit comes with four syringes of bleaching gel and your custom-made trays. Most patients use 2–3 syringes of bleach, and any remaining bleach can be used for future touchups. Increased sensitivity and discomfort of soft tissue (gums) may be experienced. This is only temporary during the bleaching process.