Do you have a dull smile or yellow teeth? Nothing freshens up your appearance like a whiter, bright smile. The whitening toothpastes at the grocery store just can’t give you the whitest possible smile. Our office uses the latest technology from Discus Dental called Nite White Excel 3. Nite White is a liquid gel that safely and effectively whitens your teeth while you sleep. FDA has recognized the active ingredient in Nite White, carbamide peroxide, for many years as an oral antiseptic. This technology is especially helpful for removing stains caused by food, coffee, tobacco, aging, and other sources. Most of today’s bleaching methods are safe for the teeth and surrounding soft tissues.
Home bleaching can give you overnight results. Maximum results may require bleaching the teeth nightly for thirty to sixty days. The bleaching gel comes in a variety of carbamide peroxide concentrations ranging from 7.5% to 22% strengths. For sensitive teeth, we offer Day White Excel 3 from Discus Dental. Day White Excel 3 is a low sensitivity daytime tooth whitener that is used for only thirty minutes twice a day. It comes in 7.5% and 9.5% hydrogen peroxide concentrations.
All Night White and Day White products use an advanced dual barrel syringe, which allows the Peroxide chamber to remain separate from the activator chamber until the moment of use. This allows the freshest blend of gel to be dispensed every time. The shelf life of these products is three years.
How to use the whitening trays
Place a small amount of getl inside the tray on the front side of the teeth. Excess amounts just squish out the sides and is wasteful. Most patients will use the tray after dinner. It is important to brush your teeth prior to using the tray. Leave the tray in for 2-3 hours and then rinse. some will leave the tray in all night. Clients that grind their teeth will get cold sensitivity if they wear the tray too much.
For those sensitive to the bleach
- Ask for a weaker solution.
- Wear the tray fewer days a week.
- Wear the tray for 45 minutes (this is the minimum).
IN OFFICE BLEACHING
Dr. Fondriest does not do nor does he recommend in office bleaching. Because in-office bleaching brightens teeth primarily by dehydration and not stain removal, the benefit is short lived and must be followed up with tray bleaching to actually bleach the organic colorants in your teeth. Due to the lack of actual color removal and the possible negative side effects such as gum tissue and pulpal irritation, in office bleaching is not recommended.
Dr. James Fondriest is proud to serve the Chicago, Illinois area.