Methods of Tooth Bleaching available for Duarte area patients
Dr. Brianne Luu and the team of Gentle Care Dentistry understand how frustrating it can be to deal with discolored teeth and find no results with over-the-counter solutions. The oral health care aisle is often filled with tooth bleaching solutions including whitening strips, toothpastes, and trays. However, many of these do not provide effective results because the bleaching solution is considerably weaker than anything available through a dental practice. Additionally, many patients complain of tooth sensitivity after using these products.
Instead of spending money on products that do not work, Dr. Luu suggests patients come to her Duarte area practice to seek tooth bleaching services. Professional-grade whitening products are much more effective at whitening the teeth and providing long-lasting results.
They are also stronger formulations, which is part of the reason why they are more desirable when it comes to seeing a dramatic improvement in aesthetics.
At Gentle Care Dentistry, Dr. Brianne Luu first consults with patients to determine if they are appropriate for teeth bleaching services at her practice. She highly recommends them to patients with an otherwise healthy smile and do not have restorations in their smile such as crowns, bridges, or veneers as these are not affected by the whitening solutions.
The primary whitening solution that has provided the best results for patients in her practice is take-home whitening kits. While she used to provide in-office whitening for her patients, many of them experienced sensitivity issues and so she only focuses on whitening trays. Unlike over-the-counter whitening trays, these trays are custom-made to fit the dental arch precisely for improved performance. Patients use these trays along with whitening gels of professional strengths for approximately one half hour to an hour every day over the course of several weeks. Patients can continue to maintain the results by attending their regular recall visits at Gentle Care Dentistry in which they can obtain free whitening bleach for continued use as a reward for good oral health habits.