teeth whitening, Advanced Dental CTTeeth Whitening: In-Office vs. Take-Home Whitening

Teeth Whitening is one of the most common and popular of all cosmetic dentistry procedures.  As we age the enamel (protective outer layer) of our teeth wears down and brings out the color of the inner layer of our teeth called dentin which is more yellow in color.  To remedy this effect we have various teeth whitening options available to us, amongst them are in-office whitening and take-home whitening treatments.

In-Office Whitening

This technique offers the quickest and the most effective results, typically brightening teeth significantly in just one quick one-hour sitting.  At Advanced Dental of Berlin, Connecticut Dr. Maroon will evaluate your smile and discuss with you the process of teeth whitening.  Advanced Dental utilizes Zoom Whitening to remedy the effects of aging and discoloration of your teeth.  First it is recommended that you get a regular teeth cleaning prior to the actual Zoom treatment.  On your next visit your lips and gums will be covered and the Zoom gel will be applied to your teeth.  The special Zoom light is placed on your teeth to penetrate stains and discoloration and after about an hour you will have whiter, brighter teeth!

Take Home Whitening

There are several options available for at-home teeth whitening techniques.  They include using strips, gels, trays and even whitening toothpaste to whiten teeth.  These gels and teeth whitening solutions usually contain oxidization agents like peroxide which remove the discoloration and stains from the teeth.  These at home teeth whitening techniques are very easy to use and more affordable than in-office whitening however they take longer and don’t produce the same results.  They are also convenient since you can buy them online or even in your local drugstore.

For more information on teeth whitening contact Advanced Dental today!  We offer free teeth whitening for patients who have a cleaning, initial exam and necessary x-rays at our office.