For over a decade, teeth whitening has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures used to make teeth whiter, brighter, and more attractive. We use professional teeth whitening treatments that are all safe and relatively painless procedures—ideal for most patients.
There are several teeth whitening options available that can remove or reduce the signs of brown and yellow staining. The most effective whitening procedures are available through our dental office. Our dentists can explain the pros and cons of each treatment and determine the best alternative based on the severity of your staining.
Types of Professional Teeth Whitening
Our dentists offer both in-office teeth whitening and . In-office whitening is ideal for patients wanting immediate results. Since the entire procedure takes place in our office in about one hour, it is the perfect choice for busy individuals. This process involves the dentist applying a protective gel to your gums to protect the soft tissue. A special light-activated gel is then applied to your teeth and a special light or laser is used to enhance the action of the agent. Finally, our staff takes impressions of your teeth to create custom trays for at-home touch-ups and gives you instructions for keeping your smile bright. The result is dramatically whiter teeth that will last for years!
Tray whitening is a less expensive treatment you can use while in the comfort of your own home to gradually whiten your teeth. This process starts in our office where we will take an impression of your teeth to create a customized clear tray that you will wear to whiten your teeth. Within a few days, your trays will be ready to be picked up and we will show you how to apply the special bleaching material to the trays. The whitening gel trays should be worn for 30 to 60 minutes for up to twice a day. At the end of this period, you will see maximum whitening results that are nothing short of dazzling. Occasional treatment can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile.
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Request an Appointment With Us
Our cosmetic dentists in Shelby Township, MI, are ready to help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile in as little as one appointment. To schedule a consultation, call Frank P. Ruffino DDS at (586) 799-4240.