Mangat Dental Center in San Jose
Teeth stains are inevitable due to our consumption of a variety of foods and drinks (soda, spicy food, coffee, etc.). However, advanced teeth whitening technology has enabled dentists to whiten teeth without adversely affecting the tooth structure.
Almost all whitening methods are similar in concept, but some are more effective because of how whitening material is delivered to the teeth. Another contributing factor is the concentration of material, which is why less potent over-the-counter solutions usually don’t give patients the results they are hoping for.
The two main methods of professional whitening are tray and in-office whitening. With tray whitening, an impression is taken and a custom tray is made. Next, a supply of whitening gel is given to the patient, who wears the tray for a few hours each day until a desired result is achieved. Sensitivity of the teeth is a normal side-effect of this method and generally subsides.
Mangat Dental Center specializes in in-office whitening, which is the most efficient means of whitening. There are a number of different types used, but the process is very similar for these methods; you can have your teeth whitened in one session and achieve significant results. We are happy to offer more detailed information and help you decide which method is more suitable for you and your teeth on your next visit.
Click here to return to Patient Resources