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 can provide 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 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 kits, they are a one-size-fits-all tray, but the kit from our dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA uses custom-fit trays.
Before getting your kit, our 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 teeth whitening in our dentist’s office near you 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.
At one of our dental offices at Talent Dental, our dentist can get your teeth up to 10 shades lighter. With a take-home kit, the solution is less concentrated than the in-office whitening solution, but it will get your teeth whiter than commercial kits, which is only about two shades lighter.
If you want teeth whitening in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, discuss your options with your dentist.