Your smile creates an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. A brighter smile gives the impression of youth, vitality, radiant health, happiness, and warmth. A bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile.
There are a few teeth whitening procedures available that correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the brown and yellow staining. While each works effectively, there are advantages and disadvantages to each procedure depending on your objectives and commitment to the processes.
CUSTOM FIT TRAY BLEACHING (At-Home Treatment)
A custom fitted tray is worn over your teeth. A small amount of the bleaching gel is placed in the tray and worn for a brief amount of time each day. This is the most common technique because it is easy to use and is not expensive.
LASER BLEACHING ( In-Clinic Treatment)
Using a laser with a whitening gel, this is an in-clinic bleaching system. The translucent bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and a laser light is used to activate the crystals to absorb the energy from the light and penetrate the teeth enamel to increase the lightening effect on the teeth.
Bleaching only takes the dark pigments out of teeth and does not weaken them in any way.