Types of Whitening
There are several types of teeth bleaching that you can try. Many people in Cranston start by using whitening toothpaste at home. This can help to brighten your teeth but is typically not enough to actually whiten them. We recommend toothpaste as part of an overall teeth whitening treatment but not by itself. After professional whitening, the toothpaste can help your teeth stay bright.
Many people throughout the 02920 area try over the counter solutions like whitening strips. These treatments work but not as well as professional solutions. As with most things, what you buy in the store is simply not as strong as what you can get from a medical professional. Additionally, store bought whitening trays are designed to fit everyone’s teeth, not your teeth specifically. This means that they can become loose, and the solution can leak, leading to gum irritation.Rembrandt Tooth Whitening
Our office offers the Rembrandt Sapphire 1-Hour whitening procedure for patients that want power whitening immediately. Our power whitening system can whiten teeth up to 8-10 shades in 40-60 minutes.
Our procedure begins with Dr. Mastrostefano taking a start shade and then showing you how white you can get on a special shade guide. This estimation is based on Dr. Mastrostefano’s years of experience in bleaching teeth and it helps the patient decide if bleaching is the solution for them. If the patient decides that 1-hour power whitening is for them, we start by placing a protective material on the gum tissue. Then 40% bleach is applied to the teeth by hand and the Rembrandt Sapphire light is placed a few inches away from the mouth. Most patients are happy after 40 minutes of bleaching treatment but if further whitening is desired, an additional 20 minutes will round out the 1-hour treatment.
Tray whitening involves fabrication of a custom fit tray for upper and lower teeth. These trays are given to the patient along with 20% Opalescence bleach. The patient places the bleach in the trays and inserts the trays for 8-10 hours for a minimum of 10 nights. For difficult cases, patients may follow this same procedure for up to 60 days. Tray whitening is an excellent way to “jump start” Rembrandt Power Whitening, thereby enhancing the whitening/brightening affect. Dr. Mastrostefano and Dr. Glick also use tray whitening to help maintain patients who lime whitened in the past. Tray whitening is a great way to boost your brightness before a wedding, prom, anniversary, or any other important day in your life.
We recommend that people in Cranston, RI schedule an appointment with Drs. Glick and Mastrostefano, instead. Our professional tooth whitening solutions can transform the appearance of your teeth in a dynamic way. This is partially due to the strength of the solution that we use. Professional grade whitening gel can whiten teeth by eight shades or more vs. around two shades with store bought solutions. If you are looking for immediate and dramatic results, in-office whitening is a far better option.
Cranston Tooth Whitening
At Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide patients with information on two main types of dental whitening. Some dental offices provide whitening services in the office while others focus on treatments that can be completed at home. An in-office treatment can be done at the same time as a teeth cleaning or during a separate appointment. It is typically completed within an hour and produces immediately white teeth. For many people, this is an ideal solution because of how quickly it is finished.