Online Dental Education Library
Our patient education section is designed to enable you to learn more about dentistry and oral health related topics. The more we educate each patient, the more informed everyone is about their dental health.
If there is a topic you want to learn more about that you don't find on our website, please let us know.
You will find information ranging from what causes bad breath to how to read x-rays to oral cancer.
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Teeth whitening can either be done at home or in our office. The advantage of whitening at our office is that the results are achieved in about one hour. The advantage of whitening at home is that you don't have to spend an hour in our office. However, it takes from one to two weeks to get the results at home that you get in one hour at our office.
Please take a look at the whitening cases to see examples of the type of results we can achieve for you.
Teeth Whitening Gallery Case
There are two ways to whiten teeth without changing the shape of the teeth. One way is to whiten, or bleach, them at home using custom trays we make for you. The other way is to power bleach them in the office.
The choice in this case was to whiten the teeth at home. This consists of wearing a custom tray filled with a whitening solution for about a two week period. The time it takes to whiten your teeth, and the amount that they will whiten will vary from individual to individual.
This patient preferred to have her teeth whitened in the office. The procedure required one appointment.
The results, in this case, were dramatic. Some sensitivity after the procedure is normal and should disappear in a few days. Results vary from individual to individual.
This patient was happy with the shape of her teeth but she did not like the color.
She elected to have the whitening procedure done in the office and she was very pleased with the results.