In-Office vs. At-Home Teeth Whitening

In-Office Teeth Whitening vs At-Home trays. Stoneham Dentist, Quynh Bui, DMD of Redstone Dental, 70 Main Street discusses whitening options to enhance your look.

At Redstone Dental Center we use Polar White as our form of teeth whitening to provide our patients with a whiter brighter smile faster. Many of my patients have questions about in-office teeth whitening in comparison to at-home teeth whitening. Before making any decisions I like to provide my patients with comparative pieces of information to help them make an informed decision.

Bleaching has been used to whiten teeth since the 1800s, but with the introduction of home bleaching system in 1989, its use has widened. At Redstone Dental Center, we offer two types of bleaching treatments. The first is home treatment, which involves the patient using carbamide peroxide materials in a custom-fitted tray overnight or for a few hours a day. This particular treatment is for anyone with mild discolorations desiring teeth a shade or two whiter and willing to devote time to an at-home regimen. Home bleaching takes about 3-4 weeks for measureable results to be seen.

Anyone with mild to severe discolorations desiring an immediate result, we recommend having the power bleaching treatment that we perform in the office. Power bleaching employs a 30% to 50% hydrogen peroxide solution further activated by a strong light or heat. In office power bleaching also involves microabrasion to remove superficial staining from enamel with hydrochloric acid and fine abrasive.

The results of bleaching last about a year. Side effects of bleaching include tooth hypersensitivity, soft tissue lesions, and sore throat and nausea from swallowing the bleach.

Please call me to schedule a free teeth-whitening consultation to see which treatment will make you look your best. 

Dr. Bui



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Liam Manning March 05, 2013 at 05:59 PM
I would love to get some teeth whitening done in Colorado Springs. My wife keeps hinting at me that I should. The only place I know of is http://www.premierdentalcare.com/, where should I go?
James Cook March 11, 2013 at 08:17 AM
Thanks for giving a helpful comparison between at home and in office dental treatment. I think most people will go for in-office dental treatment because for their safety concern. http://bit.ly/V0jXGz
Sandra Davis October 28, 2013 at 03:42 PM
My in home experience was a rather poor one so I am interested in going in to the dentist. I know that (http://www.ivorydentalcentre.ca/teeth-whitening.html) teeth whitening near langley bc is a trend. Thanks for your suggestion on the matter!
DramaticWhitening November 02, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Loved the article. I think everybody would love a celebrity smile, we can't all afford the celebrity price that goes with it though. Home whitening kits are at least affordable for most of us. I think patience is the absolute key with them. You'll see results eventually, perhaps you'll get there faster when combined with regular dental visits and whitening toothpaste too. Craig, DramaticWhitening.com


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