Smiles are the best, aren’t they? A simple smile can bring all the positive emotions in you and the people around you. Besides, a grin helps build solid relationships in both professional and social settings. While a smile can light up a dull day, some people don’t have a reason to smile. Not because they are undergoing a roller-coaster of emotions — they hold back their smile because it’s dingy due to stains accumulated over the years.
A dark, yellowed smile may be holding you back, but guess what? Professional teeth whitening from Dhir Family Dentistry can erase years of tooth discoloration in a matter of weeks!
Not getting the results you are looking for after trying over-the-counter whitening products? More often than not, store-bought teeth whitening products fail to live up to their lofty promises. And worse yet, they live behind a trail of damage on your teeth, especially when handled by an amateur.
Dr. Sanjay Dhir always says you don’t have to compromise your dental health for cheaper and more convenient alternatives. Instead, turn to safer, tried and tested methods found in dental offices.
Now that we are on the same page that professionals are the way to go for teeth whitening, you may want to know the method we use in our dental office. Dr. Dhir recommends custom-made whitening trays because they offer long-lasting results. But aren’t these trays similar to what is sold in my local drug store? No, they are not, and they can’t be!
You see, over-the-counter generic trays offer a one-size-fits-all solution since they don’t consider your oral anatomy. Our trays are made after taking your bite impressions — so details about your teeth, tongue and other oral structures are considered when creating your trays. As a result, you get trays that fit perfectly in your mouth. This way, you achieve consistent whitening results, and whitening gel won’t leak to unwanted areas because the trays stay in place all the time.
After sending your dental images to a dental lab, it will take a couple of weeks to have them ready. Once they are in our office, you will come to pick them up as we give you instructions to use your trays.
First, we will guide you to make the right concentration of the whitening gel. The mix of the peroxide-based bleaching agent depends on your whitening goals and the risk of tooth sensitivity. But don’t worry because our dental team will guide you every step of the way.
On average, we recommend patients use the trays for at least 1-2 hours every day. After about two weeks, most patients report having achieved their whitening goals. After this, you no longer need to wear your trays until in the future when you need a touch-up.
While there are numerous teeth whitening systems, we prefer custom-fit whitening trays for the reasons below:
Don’t spend another penny on OTC products that don’t work and often damage your smile. Instead, please dial (858) 358-5801 to book an appointment with Dhir Family Dentistry for professional teeth whitening.