Dentistry has the ability to whiten most teeth. This can be accomplished in one of two different ways.
- In-office bleaching
- At-home bleaching while you sleep
In-office bleaching is usually a one visit office procedure for most people. The teeth are isolated and a powerful bleaching agent is placed on the teeth. With the use of a computerized light, oxygen which bleaches the teeth, is released. This immediately lightens most teeth. To maintain whitening, take home trays and bleach are provided.
At-home bleaching is a completely different procedure. It is effective and can be done while you sleep. A chemical bleaching gel preparation is placed on the teeth in a plastic tray and is overnight.