Time it takes: 45 minutes or less
One of the most coveted cosmetic attributes among people is brilliant, white teeth. There are many products on the market you can buy and use at home that will attempt to restore the brilliance of your teeth, but you’ll get better results with us here at Cajon Dental.
Teeth Whitening at Cajon Dental
For the best and quickest results, talk to us about whitening procedures we can undertake in our office or send home with you. In less than an hour, we can make your teeth up to five shades brighter. Using a prescription-strength gel and activating light, our whitening procedure is fast, safe, painless and highly effective.
In-Office vs. At-Home, Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening
There are so many toothpastes, gels, trays and other tooth-whitening products on the market, it can be overwhelming to decide which is best. The main benefit of these over-the-counter solutions is how inexpensive they are. However, what many people end up discovering is the price climbs pretty quickly when you have to keep buying the products over and over to get or maintain the results you want.
What to Expect During a Teeth Whitening Appointment
The procedure is simple:
- We cover your lips and gums.
- We apply prescription-strength gel to your teeth.
- We leave the gel in place for 15 minutes while the activating light goes to work.
- Repeat two more times for a total of three 15-minute sessions.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
What can I do to keep my teeth white?
Certain foods and drinks are prone to staining teeth, so it’s a good idea to either avoid them or be diligent about brushing your teeth immediately after consuming them. Some of those problem foods include coffee, tea, soda, wine, beets, blueberries, grape juice, cranberry juice, soy sauce and tomato sauce.
Drinking with a straw can help minimize stains as the liquid goes right past your front teeth.
As always, brush and floss twice daily and continue visiting us every six months for your routine cleaning and examination.
What’s the aftercare for teeth whitening?
After the third 15-minute session with the light, you’re finished. Your teeth are whiter and you shouldn’t experience any pain. You might have a bit of sensitivity for 2-3 days after the procedure, but that’s normal. We’ll also suggest you avoid certain foods or beverages (like coffee or soda) for at least three days after the treatment.
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