What is the safest, most cost-effective and efficacious method for bleaching teeth?
The use of 10% carbamide peroxide in a custom-fitted tray is the safest, most efficacious, cost efficient and natural teeth whitening method. It provides the best ultimate results with possibly the longest duration and is convenient for most patients.
Higher concentrations of carbamide peroxide produce more sensitivity, have greater rebound chances to a stable color and do not appreciably alter the treatment time. In-office options of high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide require two to six visits, with an average of three to reach maximum whiteness, although results can certainly be noticed after one treatment.
Over-the-counter (OTC) products can lighten the teeth to a certain extent and do not need a proper diagnosis or prescription. However, the results may not be as good, the process not as safe and long term treatment options not as available as those offered by a dentist. The best technique must consider safety, efficacy, and cost-benefit ratio.
Van B. Haywood, CMC
Department of Oral Rehabilitation
School of Dentistry
Medical College of Georgia
We offer a custom tray take-home bleaching system. We require patients to come in and get an impression of your teeth and it will take approximately 24 hours to make your custom trays. The price of this service includes the molds, trays and bleach system. Contact us to learn more about teeth whitening or call us directly at 208-356-4240.