Everybody wants a brighter and whiter smile these days and at Dr. Folden Lee, D.D.S. we are the teeth whitening specialists of Clayton, NC. We make it fun, easy and affordable to achieve that gorgeous smile of your dreams. There are plenty of options when it comes to whitening or “bleaching” your teeth with modern dentistry techniques. Many patients prefer an in-office “power” bleach as these are the quickest way to whiter shades of teeth. We also offer “bleaching” trays which are custom fitted to your teeth and gum lines. Both of these methods will allow for a more sustainable white smile as opposed to over the counter options such as whitening toothpastes, strips, gels or rinses.
In-office teeth whitening or “bleaching” is the fastest method used to whiten teeth. The process only involves one visit to show results. We begin with applying the product directly to the teeth. The bleaching product would then be used in combination with a special light or laser to begin the process. The whole treatment takes approximately 30-60 minutes. In order to see drastic results however, we would typically recommend several appointments to go multiple shades lighter.
For those that prefer to do it themselves at home, tray based tooth whiteners are the way to go. Upon your visit with Dr. Folden Lee, DDS, we would take dental impressions of your teeth. The impressions or “mold” would be sent to a dental lab where they would fabricate a mouth guard-like tray that is an exact fit to your teeth. When you are ready to whiten your teeth you would simply fill the trays with a small amount of peroxide based bleaching agent and press the tray firmly in place. These trays would be worn for a couple hours per day until the desired shade is reached. You would keep these trays and bleaching agent for future use or whenever think you need to brighten your smile again!