Difference Between In-Office And Take-Home Whitening

With a new year comes a chance to enjoy a new you. As part of your resolutions, why not work on your smile? You can begin 2018 with a brighter smile by talking to us about our teeth whitening options. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at two different teeth whitening systems, our in-office and at-home treatments.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

We can brighten smiles in as little as one to two hours with our office system. We first place a protective covering over the lips and gums. Then we apply the bleaching gel to the teeth. The gel’s bleaching ingredients will be activated using a curing light. The stains will then be lifted from the teeth. The entire procedure can be completed in a single sitting.

Take-Home Whitening System

The take-home system can be completed from the comfort of your own home. We will create a custom-made set of plastic trays, which will fit comfortably. We will also prescribe a powerful bleaching gel. At home, you will fill the trays with the gel and then wear them for between one and two hours a day. The total course of treatment will cover one to two weeks. In many cases, patients can enjoy a smile brightened by multiple shades.

Making Your New Results Last

What can you do to ensure your smile stays bright for a lengthy period? While we can’t prevent teeth stains from every occurring, we can reduce their severity and help your new results last longer. You should first cut back on sugary foods and drinks with dark pigments, such as coffee, tea, soda, and red wine. You also need to brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day, and floss very night before going to bed. We also urge patients to have their teeth cleaned every six months. If you have any questions about our whitening systems, then please contact our team today.

Do You Want a Brighter Smile?

If you want to start 2018 with a brighter smile, then talk to us about our teeth whitening procedures. You can schedule an appointment with Munilla Dental in Southlake, TX by calling 817-379-1200.