Almost all effective teeth whitening products use compounds called “peroxides”. Peroxides contain special, volatile oxygen molecules. These molecules react violently to the stains that attach to the enamel of your teeth. In turn, this “breaks” the bond that holds the stain in place, bleaching it away for a whiter smile.
Teeth whitening can be used to treat all kinds of exterior tooth stains. Teeth can become yellowed due to the aging process and natural wear and tear, or from drinking coffee, tea, and wine, or using tobacco products.
If you’re interested in teeth whitening, but don’t want to deal with the process of scheduling multiple in-office appointments, Dr. Packard of Precision Dental can help! We offer advanced, custom take-home teeth whitening treatments. Dr. Packard will create a custom set of whitening trays just for you, and you can wear them in the comfort of your own home.
This allows you to gradually whiten your teeth over several weeks without coming in for multiple appointments. And, because your results take time to appear, the effect is more subtle. This means nobody will be asking you if you got your teeth whitened!