Teeth Whitening in Lake Mary, FL

How to Choose the Right Teeth Whitening Method

Teeth whitening treatments vary in price, effectiveness, and convenience. With so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which whitening solution is best for you. 

The best way to start your teeth-whitening regimen is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Bonn. He’ll explain the differences between in-office and at-home teeth whitening, and answer any questions you may have about the process. 

Discussing your dental needs and options with Dr. Bonn ahead of time will help prevent damage and sensitivity to your teeth and gums. 

To make it easier, Dr. Bonn has put together a patient-friendly guide to help you get a better idea of which teeth whitening method might be right for you.

Fast, Effective Results With Dr. Bonn

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Professional whitening is a simple, non-invasive cosmetic treatment performed in-office by a dental professional. 

  1. Your dental professional will apply a strong and effective whitening gel to your teeth. 
  2. This gel releases a concentrated active ingredient like hydrogen peroxide, which raises internal stains to the surface and destroys them.  
  3. The appointment takes about 90 minutes and provides noticeable results immediately after just one visit.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Tray Whitening

Tray bleaching uses a whitening gel that’s placed in custom-made trays fitted perfectly over your teeth. This method allows you to professionally whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home. 

  1. You’ll place your custom-fitted trays over your teeth. 
  2. The peroxide in the gel breaks down, releasing hydroxyradicals that help whiten stained teeth. 
  3. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes 10 to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.

Paint-On Teeth Whiteners

Paint-on teeth whiteners are readily available whitening methods that can be purchased over-the-counter.  

  1. You’ll apply the whitening gel to your teeth using a small brush.
  2. The paint-on gel then hardens into a film that coats the teeth and dissolves in the mouth.
  3. The teeth whitener effectively hides stains, giving your teeth a whiter-looking appearance.

Teeth-Whitening Strips

Teeth-whitening strips are an affordable and popular, over-the-counter whitening method. They’re made of thin, flexible plastic known as polyethylene with a film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. 

  1. You’ll apply the strips to the tops and bottoms of your teeth.
  2. The whitening strips will adhere to your teeth, exposing them to the whitening agent. 
  3. You’ll wear the strips for 30 minutes a day, twice a day.

Whitening Toothpaste & Mouthwash

Whitening toothpaste and mouthwash are the cheapest and most readily available methods of teeth whitening. They may contain low concentrations of bleaching agents such as hydrogen or carbamide peroxide or use mild abrasives that help remove surface stains. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile With Dr. Bonn

With so many whitening options available, the best course of action is to talk to your dentist about your smile goals and individual needs. 

Call Dr. Bonn at his office in Lake Mary, FL at (407) 333-7393 to schedule your consultation. Remove the guesswork and let Dr. Bonn help determine the best path to achieving your whiter, brighter smile.