Teeth whitening or teeth bleaching is a cosmetic dental procedure that removes teeth stains and discoloration.
Dr. Fulton at Fulton Dental offers the most advanced and efficient teeth whitening procedures for patients in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening/Bleaching
- Brightens the smile and improves teeth appearance
- Quick and non-invasive procedure
- Provides instant and long-lasting results
- Promotes better dental hygiene
Teeth Whitening/Bleaching Products
There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile, and with so many options available, it can be challenging to choose the right method for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment and talk to your doctor about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Dr. Fulton begins the process with thorough teeth cleaning.
Next, Dr. Fulton will place a dam inside your mouth to help protect your gums during the treatment and then evenly apply the whitening gel that contains hydrogen peroxide on the teeth. The gel will stay on the teeth for 15 minutes, and an activation light will ensure its effectiveness.
Dr. Fulton will repeat the process to attain the desired shade of white and finally provide a mouthwash that contains fluoride to prevent teeth sensitivity.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
- Tray Whitening
Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxy-radicals help whiten stained teeth. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days. A simple impression is all that you need to get started.
- Professional Teeth-Whitening Strips
Teeth-whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. The whitening agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth-whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. The duration of treatment will vary.
At Fulton Dental in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Dr. Fulton offers professional teeth whitening treatments that deliver the best results. To schedule an appointment, call (205) 822-3838, book online, or visit us at 1000 Chestnut Street, Suite 100, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216.