We at Hunt Valley Dental are no-nonsense when it comes to teeth whitening. We know that many of our patients have tried all sorts of OTC products marketed as teeth whiteners. These products rarely live up to their lofty claims. Additionally, some products are gimmicky; they contain blue-hued ingredients that make the teeth look brighter. But they do not remove stains and lighten the teeth.
You can trust our dentist, Dr. Thomas Rhodes. The products and systems that he recommends from our practice in Hunt Valley, Maryland, are proven to whiten teeth. They are also clinically proven to be safe. Also, under the guidance of a licensed dental professional like Dr. Rhodes, our patients enjoy the most comfortable and satisfying experience. For instance, he can customize every stage of treatment to each patient’s needs. A patient concerned about tooth sensitivity may whiten their teeth for less time than an individual who does not have a history of heightened tooth sensitivity.
The hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide gels used to break up stain molecules in the teeth are powerful; however, their concentration can further be customized. A less concentrated solution may be appropriate for individuals with tooth sensitivity. Lastly, we can recommend a range of oral care products to minimize or eliminate the risk of tooth sensitivity caused by whitening agents.
The process of whitening your teeth is straightforward. As noted, Dr. Rhodes will provide instructions on treating your teeth from the comfort of your home. To assure utmost comfort, safety, and predictable whitening, it is imperative to follow the directions provided by our team. A whitening tray or oral appliance is largely worn in the mouth for a specified period. That tray delivers the whitening gel evenly to your teeth. Since the trays are professionally-made, they are customized to fit your mouth. This feature ensures that they do not rub up against oral tissues. Ill-fitting trays can irritate the gums and lining of the mouth. Custom-made trays also help contain the whitening gel. So it does not leak into your mouth.
Over days or weeks, your teeth will gradually lighten! You may continue to use the trays until the desired color has been reached.