Your dentist will likely recommend an at-home treatment system that includes custom-fitted trays and professional-strength gel. This option is usually recommended if your teeth are too sensitive for an in-office procedure or if you are just looking to whiten a few shades or so. You can expect to wear your tray for at least an hour a day until you reach the desired shade.
There are several over-the-counter bleaching products available from grocery stores, pharmacies, and even some convenience stores. These usually come in the form of strips or gels that fit over your teeth to help make them whiter. There are a host of problems with these products, including the fact that they can cause irritation to your gums and teeth if you use them too often. Professional-grade whitening products are much gentler on your mouth. They are also more effective at producing the results you want.
The safest way to whiten your teeth is through professional whitening services provided by the dentist in Bakersfield, CA. If you’d like to try an over-the-counter product, it’s important to choose one with the ADA Seal of Acceptance to be sure the product won’t damage your enamel. Our dentist in Bakersfield, CA, can also give you tips about the length of time you should wear your trays and how often you should use them based on the condition of your teeth.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (661) 327-2189 to have a consultation with our dentists, and we will be happy to help.