Throughout the years, tooth enamel can wear down to reveal an excess of dentin, a yellow substance that makes up the core of our teeth. This yellow tint in our teeth can be bleached to a shiny white color with various teeth whitening procedures. Read more about our Schenectady family and cosmetic dental practice whitening methods below:
There are two types of teeth whitening options available through your dentist. The first, in-office teeth whitening, yields a significant color change in your teeth in a short amount of time, typically within an hour. During this procedure, we will apply a high-concentration peroxide gel on the teeth after they have been protected with a special shield.
Another teeth whitening method is with a take-home whitening kit. The strength of the gel used in these kits is lower than that used for in-office bleaching, therefore the gel can be applied for longer periods of time. Usually, the trays are worn for a couple hours each day or overnight for a few days or weeks depending on the product.
To receive a consultation, or to discuss other whitening options with our Schenectady NY dental office, please feel free to give us a call at (518) 374-0780. You may also use our request an appointment page to schedule an appointment by clicking here.