Because having whiter teeth has now become the number-one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are many ways to whiten teeth. Teeth whitening
, also known as bleaching, is a simple, noninvasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Treatments can be split into two main options: at home or in office.
At-home treatments for teeth whitening usually require two visits. At the first appointment, a mold will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic trays. At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with a special whitening solution. The degree of staining and the desired level of whitening will determine how often and for how long the trays are worn.