Teeth Whitening in Boca Raton, FL
Teeth whitening is the procedure by which the color or shade of teeth is lightened by means of a whitening or bleaching gel.
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What are the different types of teeth whitening?
There are three basic types of teeth whitening procedures and products. In-office, take-home trays and over the counter. In-office teeth whitening can be done in two ways: with our without light activation. Systems such as Zoom! and BriteSmile have made light activated whitening systems very popular in the last few years, and patients usually ask for it by their brand name, even though there are a multitude of different systems and they are all the same. In recent studies, it has been shown that the UV light activation of the whitening gel has shown no significant effect on the final result and in-office non-light activated systems are an equally effective and safer option. Take-home trays are perhaps the most widely performed cosmetic procedure in dentistry. Customized plastic trays are made for the patient. These trays fit snugly around the teeth and carry the whitening gel, that will stay in contact with the surface of the tooth for periods ranging from 30 minutes to a few hours depending on the gel prescribed. The trays are worn for the specified time, for a few days, until the desired level of teeth whitening is achieved. Over the counter products contain the same bleaching agent as the dentist-administered kind, but in lower concentrations. most of them consist of a paint-on or stri delivery system, and the way it works is basically the same, by staying in contact for prolonged periods of time with the surface of the teeth.
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How long does it take?
Procedure times vary depending on the system we select for you. For a chair-side whitening procedure, it can take about one hour each session (2 session minimum is advised). Results are usually seen after the first session. For take-home system, the first visit, when molds of your teeth are made to fabricate the custom trays, will last about 15-20 minutes. Once you have the custom trays, they can be worn daily for periods of 15-60 minutes, this all depends on your dental history and the concentration of the gel selected for your case. You will see results within 3 days and maximum effect after 10-14 days.