Teeth Whitening: What You Should Know

Teeth CareNothing gives one more confidence while smiling or talking than white, bright teeth. Nevertheless, our teeth get stained from time to time from habits such as smoking, eating and drinking. You might not be impressed with the color of your teeth, so just how do you fix this?


Teeth whitening is a procedure used to lighten the natural color of one’s teeth and make them whiter and brighter. It removes stains and any type of discoloration on the tooth surface. If you want to maintain that white color on your teeth, you will need to undergo a teeth whitening procedure from time to time.


Teeth Whitening Process

Take home tooth whitening is not a one day thing.  It can take 2-3 weeks to reach the desired results you are trying to achieve.  First, you will need to consult with your dentist who will examine and let you know if you are suitable for the treatment procedure, as you do not want to bleach decayed teeth.


There are three procedures that can be used when it comes to the take home teeth whitening process, that is, custom tray whitening, prefilled tray whitening or Professional strength Crest white strips.


Custom Tray Whitening

Our custom tray whitening procedure is simple and the most accurate application of the whitening gel.  Impressions are made to fabricate custom trays for lifetime use of the whitening products.  The trays fit perfectly over the teeth and give the best results for whitening all of the teeth. You can use these by sleeping with them in your mouth, or while getting ready in the morning for an hour.

Prefilled Tray Whitening

Prefilled trays are preloaded by the manufacturer.  They are a quick and easy way to deliver the bleach to your mouth without any difficulty. Use for 15 minutes for 15 days and get amazing results!

Crest White Strips

Crest White Strips are professional strength, meaning they are seven times more powerful than store bought white strips. The effects are quick and incredible.


The effects of teeth whitening can last up to three years. However, depending on your eating habits, they can even last longer. As a result, if you want to maintain your brighter teeth, ensure that you avoid foods that will stain them and use the right toothpaste as well.


Teeth whitening, especially if handled by professional dentists, brings with it an array of benefits that include:


Improved appearance


It is an efficient and fast way to change your look. Having whiter, brighter teeth boosts your confidence and self-esteem; this will even attract people to you!


Tooth whitening is very affordable


You don’t have to shy away from this procedure because of expenses incurred since it is fast and affordable. This means that there is no reason one should not go for it!


No  or minimal side effects


The biggest advantage of this procedure is that tooth whitening has almost no side effects. Usually, teeth that need to be whitened have no disorder in the first place, only a little discoloration. Therefore, you should undergo the procedure without worry.