In Office Bleaching vs. Take-Home Kits
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: September 7, 2010
There are two types of tooth whitening available: in-office bleaching and take-home trays.
At Focus on Smiles of Edmonton, Alberta, we want you to feel confident with your smile. Our tooth whitening procedure can help you achieve a dazzling smile to enhance your self-esteem.
In-office bleaching is the most efficient method for brightening your smile. This tooth whitening technique is performed with a highly-concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel. The special gel is applied to your teeth and then activated with a light source. It is performed by Edmonton cosmetic dentist Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko, so you will never feel pressure to perform the process by yourself. It takes only one hour to achieve a brighter, whiter smile. In-office bleaching does not involve any uncomfortable trays that you may be required to wear for hours, or even all night.
In-office power bleaching is safe, effective, and is ideal if you want to significantly brighten your smile. You will also be given a touch-up kit to perform at-home touch-ups to maintain your dazzling smile.
Customized take-home trays are whitening trays that designed for your individual bite. These dentist-dispensed take-home trays also contain a peroxide gel, though it is not as strong as the gel used in in-office bleaching. Therefore, take-home trays can brighten your teeth several shades, but will not produce that dramatic results that in-office bleaching will.
The Main Difference
The primary difference between these two techniques is the effectiveness, and time it takes to see results. In-office power bleaching is the fastest, most effective treatment that provides results in an hour. Take-home trays are still effective, but only to lighten your teeth several shades. Results may not be seen for weeks with these customized trays.
If you live in Edmonton, Alberta and want to brighten your smile, please contact Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko to arrange your consultation.