If your teeth have stains on them, but you’re always pressed for time, you don’t need to stay in the dentist’s chair to get them whitened. Instead, our dentist at Talent Dental provides you with a take-home teeth whitening kit to use when you have time.
While commercial teeth whitening kits can do a good job removing some stains from your teeth, they only get them a shade or two lighter. Professional teeth whitening kits use a stronger cleaning solution, such as a high concentration of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide.
There is also a difference between the teeth whitening trays that holds the solution while you bite down on the tray. For commercial teeth whitening kits, they are a one-size-fits-all tray, but the kit from our dentist uses custom-fit trays.
Before getting your kit, our teeth whitening dentist will take x-rays of your teeth and then get an impression of them to send to the dental laboratory. The lab will make the trays using the information they receive so that the trays fit comfortably in your mouth.
The main advantage of having a teeth whitening service in our dentist’s office is the length of the procedure. While some in-office whitening systems can take up to two hours to whiten teeth, others need several 30-minute sessions in the office, and the at-home process takes two weeks.
While using the at-home kit, you shouldn’t smoke nor consume red wines, tomato-based foods, or drink coffee, tea, or dark sodas that stain teeth. However, when you take care of teeth whitening at home, you can do other things while holding the solution tray between your teeth, such as watching a movie, read a book, or easy chores.
Our dentist can get your teeth up to 10 shades lighter at our dental office. However, with a take-home kit, the solution is less concentrated than the office whitening solution. Still, it will get your teeth whiter than commercial kits, which are only about two shades lighter.
If you want professional teeth whitening in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, discuss your options with our dentist today. We also provide teeth whitening services to patients from Fontana, and Ontario Ca.