How Teeth Whitening Trays Work
Dec 01, 2018

How Teeth Whitening Trays Work

Teeth whitening is an effective, simple way to get a bright white smile. You can buy teeth whitening toothpastes, strips and whitening trays at stores, but a teeth whitening dentist will get your teeth their pearly best much faster.

Teeth whitening trays work by concentrating a professional level of hydrogen peroxide onto the teeth surface. Your teeth whitening dentist near you makes a mold of your teeth. The mold is used to create custom ultra-precise fitting whitening trays. You get one tray for your upper teeth and one tray for your lower teeth. You also receive a whitening agent, which is usually gel with a professional amount of peroxide as its main ingredient.

Note that although teeth whitening is often called “teeth bleaching,” there’s no bleach involved. “Bleaching” refers to the process of teeth whitening. The active ingredient is peroxide.

nce you are at home, you fill your trays with the amount of peroxide your dentist in Calumet City specifies. How long you leave your trays on varies, but it’s usually an hour twice a day until you get to the level of whiteness you desire.

A Family Dental Care dentist near you can help you get a whiter brighter smile when your teeth suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • Stains from food and drinks like wine, coffee, colas and tea
  • Stains from poor dental hygiene (yellowed teeth)
  • Tobacco stains from smoking
  • Teeth darkened by illness or certain medications

Teeth become dull for a variety of reasons. Our natural enamel wears down over time, allowing more of the yellowish dentin to show through. As well, as time goes by, stains accumulate on the tooth surface. These stains penetrate tiny microscopic tubes in enamel. When this happens, teeth become dull or unattractive.

Your dentist in Chicago or your dentist in East Little York can help you get the brightest white smile around. We have five offices in South Chicago for your convenience.

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