With our take-home whitening treatments, and good oral hygiene, it’s easier than ever for patients to discover noticeably whiter smiles in just seven days. With custom-created trays, patients discover the confidence a brighter smile provides, with the safest and most powerful formulas we recommend– no refrigeration of any products is necessary.
Hydrogen Peroxide vs. Carbamide Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are the two most common ingredients used to whiten teeth. A highly potent material for a short period of time, hydrogen peroxide, is best for patients who prefer minimal wear time. On the other hand, carbamide peroxide is hydrogen peroxide mixed with urea, which is an ingredient that extends the effectiveness of peroxide over a longer period of time. These formulas are recommended for our patients who prefer to wear their trays overnight.
Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?
While almost anyone can benefit from teeth whitening, patients find some products more effective than others. Hydrogen peroxide achieves the greatest success in treating yellow staining from aging, tobacco, dark cola, tea, coffee, or red wine. If your teeth have gray shading from tetracycline or other chemicals, you may still see improved results, though they may be slightly less dramatic. In these situations, we usually prefer to use carbamide peroxide. Please keep in mind that teeth whitening is effective on natural teeth, but does not alter the color of any restoration. Our team will be able to determine the ideal level of whitening for your individual smile during a personalized shade assessment.
A sparkling and beautiful smile can give you a new outlook on life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening!