Teeth Whitening Procedures

There are two popular teeth whitening procedures offered by your dentist. The first consists of an in-office teeth whitening procedure. This option produces a significant color change in your teeth in a short amount of time, usually within an hour. The procedure is done at the dentist's office by applying a high-concentration peroxide gel on the teeth after they have been protected with a special shield.

The second method involves the use of take-home whitening kits. These at-home whitening kits are available for purchase from your San Ramon, CA dentist. The strength of the gel used is lower than that used for in-office bleaching, and thus the gel can be applied for longer periods of time. Usually, the trays are worn a couple hours a day or overnight for a few days or weeks depending on the product.

It's best to consult your dentist to understand which whitening option is best for you.