Here at Safe Harbor Smiles, we know how important your smile is to you. Which is why we provide teeth whitening services to our patients. We offer the following teeth whitening options.
The in-office procedure involves application of the peroxide based product and utilizing a high intensity light or laser to enhance the whitening. The solution strength can vary from 15-35% carbamide peroxide gel and is applied several times, rinsed off and reapplied, getting teeth an average of four to six shades lighter in less than an hour.
Take-home whitening systems can utilize the same concentration of peroxide as but tend to have flavoring or fluoride added for improved taste and reduced sensitivity. Custom fit whitening trays are made and patients are sent home with the trays, whitening gel and instructions. Dispensing the solution into the trays and wearing them for up to 2 hours a day can get a similar result as in-office treatments, but it may take up to two weeks. Both in-office and at-home procedures are considered safe, if done under the supervision of the dentist.