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Professional teeth whitening is a safe, effective way to brilliantly brighten your smile. It’s also perhaps the most economical cosmetic dental procedure. Depending on the whitening method, results can be dramatic: in-office whitening, for example, can lighten teeth 3 to 8 shades in a single hour. At Gateway Dental, we offer both in-office whitening and professional-grade Crest White Strips.
Before any whitening process, we give patients a complete oral exam to ensure discoloration is natural and not a result of a dental condition in need of treatment. If you have any questions about which whitening method would be best for you, give us a call and schedule a consultation. We will help you through every step to a bright smile.
Professional Whitening Methods
Professional whitening utilizes high-concentration bleaching gels that are not available over the counter.
- In-Office Teeth Whitening — This technique offers the fastest results with the most powerful whitening solutions available. First, gums and tooth-root surfaces are covered with a protective barrier to ensure your safety. A thin plastic device known as a retractor holds your lips and cheeks away from your teeth as we apply a professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel, which sits on teeth for about an hour. When the gel is removed, the results are immediately obvious.
- Professional Crest White Strips — Patients play a more active role in this method in whitening their own teeth at home. Professional Crest White Strips available from Gateway Dental are equal to four over-the-counter Crest Strips. This process is easy to use and only takes a few weeks to achieve the desired level of whiteness.