There are several types of professional teeth whitening. The first thing you need to know is that there are in-office and out-of-office options. If you want fast results that are closely monitored, choosing the in-office method is a good option for you. If time isn’t a constraint and you’d rather be able to get things done while you’re whitening your teeth, the out-of-office option is a good choice.
During an in-office whitening treatment your dentist will apply a layer of a bleaching gel to your teeth. After it has been applied, your dentist will shine a high-intensity light over the gel. This light will activate the gel and allow for the whitening process to happen faster. Most in-office teeth whitening treatments in Delta will take about an hour – a very short amount of time that can create a big change in your smile.
For out-of-office whitening treatments, your dentist will first create a custom fit tray that will go over your teeth. When you get home, you will fill this whitening tray with the bleaching gel and wear the tray for 3-4 hours a day for one to two weeks. While this process will take longer to whiten your teeth, it can be convenient to not sit in the dentist’s chair.