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Does My Teeth Whitening Need to Be Custom? | Oak Lawn Dentist

Do you avoid flashing your smile due to having stained or yellow teeth? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that there are many teeth whitening options to choose from that can safely and effectively brighten your smile. While many choose to have a professional do the dirty work, there are many options that put you in the driver’s seat. But is a customized treatment the best option for you?

While there are several over-the–counter teeth whitening treatments that can be used, like whitening strips or trays, they won’t work as effectively as custom whitening trays because they don’t give you that made for you treatment. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products can leak bleach from the tray or strip, causing your gums to become irritated or sensitive.

If you decide to get custom teeth whitening trays, your dentist will begin with a professional teeth cleaning and correct any existing dental problems you may have. Once your dentist is finished, he or she can proceed to fabricate your custom tray based on your mouth’s exact measurements via a mold.

Once your custom whitening trays are complete and your go in for your second visit, your dentist will give you instructions to properly use them. This typically involves you wearing the trays up to four hours a day for a couple of weeks, using very little bleaching solution to achieve optimal results. Once this short process is over, you should be able to enjoy flashing your significantly whiter teeth.

So, while there is no correct way to whiten your smile, customized treatment alleviates a lot of human error.

If you would like to find out more about teeth whitening options, contact Dr. Bartz in Oak Lawn, IL at 708-430-4440 to schedule a consultation. Or visit www.bartzandbartzdental.com for additional information.

Dr. Bartz proudly serves Oak Lawn and all surrounding areas.

Will Custom Teeth Whitening Trays Brighten My Smile?

whitening trayDo you avoid flashing your smile due to having stained or yellow teeth? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that there are many teeth whitening options to choose from that can safely and effectively brighten your smile.

One common dental treatment that’s done to whiten teeth is a bleaching procedure using custom teeth whiten trays. This specific whitening option is effective and most of all, it cost significantly less compared to alternative teeth whitening treatments.

Why should I choose custom whitening trays?

While there are several over-the–counter teeth whitening treatments that can be used, like whitening strips or trays, they won’t work quiet as effectively as custom whitening trays. This is because unlike custom teeth whitening trays, over-the-counter strips or trays aren’t customized and don’t have the ability to whiten your teeth as effectively. One of the risks that come along with using over-the-counter teeth whitening products is that the bleach can leak from the tray or strip. This can cause your gums to become irritated or sensitive. Custom whitening trays are made to fit your teeth perfectly.

What can I expect with them?

If you decide to get custom teeth whitening trays, your dentist will begin with a professional teeth cleaning and correct any existing dental problems you may have. Once your dentist is finished, he or she can proceed to fabricate your custom tray.

The process starts off with your dentist taking an impression of your teeth, then using the mold your dentist can create the custom trays. This process can take a few days to complete, so after taking your impression, you will have to be called back for a second office visit.

Once your custom whitening trays are complete and your go in for your second visit, your dentist will give you instructions to properly use them. This typically involves you wearing the trays up to four hours a day for a week, two weeks at the very most. You only have to use a very little amount of the bleaching solution to achieve optimal results.

During the whitening process, you should start to notice a difference in the shades of your teeth as they begin to whiten. Once this short process is over, you should be able to enjoy flashing your significantly whiter teeth. To maintain the appearance of your pearly whites you may want to get treatments done every now and then.

Of course, to help maintain their appearance you should also practice proper oral hygiene and avoid stain-causing food, drinks or products. Proper oral hygiene involves you brushing twice as day, flossing once and visiting your dentist for regular checkups. As far as stain-causing food, drinks and products go, those include tobacco products and foods or drinks such as blueberries, coffee, tea, beets and so on.

If you’re feeling a bit down about having stained or yellow teeth, it may be the perfect time for you to get in contact with Dr. Bartz at 708-430-4440 to schedule an appointment to ask about custom whitening trays. Or you can visit www.bartzandbartzdental.com for additional information.