Did you know that one of the first things we notice when we meet a new person is there teeth? One of the best ways to create a better first impression can be smiling with a brighter smile! Over the past 20 years, teeth whitening has become a very sought after treatment and many different options are available. From over-the –counter options you can pick up at your local drugstore, to advance in-office treatments, different teeth whitening options can fit each patient’s desires and finances. At Dentisty in Paradise, in Santa Barbara and Goleta, CA, we offer our patients two very easy and effective ways to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile.
- Custom bleach trays involve taking impressions of your teeth and making custom trays that precisely fit your teeth. Bleaching gels are placed inside the custom trays and worn while you are at home. Different percentages of bleaching gel are available and are used depending on the speed of which you would like to whiten your teeth and how sensitive your teeth are. Some patients prefer a lower percentage and wear the bleaching trays while they sleep, while others prefer a high percentage that allows wear for only 30 minutes. Advantages of bleaching trays include a low long-term cost, as you only have to purchase the bleaching gel after the trays are made, highly effective bleaching, and comfort of wearing.
- Sinstational Smile is an in-office bleaching system that uses a high intensity light to accelerate the tooth whitening effect. A special prefabricated bleaching tray is placed on your teeth and the light is placed in front of your mouth for 20 minutes. This treatment is ideal for a “jump-start” to the bleaching process but wearing the trays at home is essential for best results. For more information, visit Sinsational smile - http://www.sinsationalsmile.com/
For more information or if you would like to speak to Dr. Miller about any of the tooth whitening options, please call us at 805-967-0272
Kevin Miller DDS
Dentist located in Goleta and Santa Barbara, CA