Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that has rapidly grown popular over the last twenty years thanks to new innovations in the technology. Originally, individuals needed to undergo a lengthy process in a qualified dentist’s office to get the beautiful pearly white teeth they desired. Now, several dentists offer an alternative. Here at EZ Dental Clinic, our patients can receive lighter and brighter teeth in comfort by using one of our approved take-home teeth whitening kits.
These professional at-home teeth whitening kits contain a high amount of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which works as a natural bleach for the teeth. Through insurance, the cost of these kits is significantly reduced, often costing between $100 and $400. While they are more expensive than the over the counter variety advertised at pharmacies or on social media, these kits are safer to use, have more instructions, and contain a higher amount of the whitening substance.
When you request an at-home teeth whitening kit, you receive a series of instructions for proper use. The first step actually is not completed at home and is when impressions are taken of your upper and lower jaw so a custom tray can be made for you. It typically arrives between one to two weeks.
Once you have the trays, the dentist will show you the proper way to apply them for maximum teeth whitening, and will also record the current shade of your teeth. The next steps can be done at home. Before applying anything, it’s important to brush and floss the teeth. The gel is then squeezed into the trays and need to be applied to the teeth for one hour per day for two weeks. No eating, drinking, or smoking should be done for that hour and half an hour afterward. After two weeks, you visit the dentist again to check your progress.
If you believe this procedure would be better for you than the more expensive in-office option, then give us a call and make an appointment to see a dentist here at EZ Dental Clinic. We guarantee you will be satisfied with our service and results.