There are at least three main methods people use to have their teeth whitened. There are
over-the-counter methods available in most pharmacies. There are methods that are done
entirely within the dental office. Lastly, there are methods that involve having trays fitted
by a dentist that are then worn at home.
Over-the-counter methods are the least expensive. They do work to a certain extent, but
tend to take longer and their “one size fits all” feature doesn’t work for everyone.
Methods that are done entirely within the dental office and those involving custom-made
trays by the dentist that are then worn at home both are more likely to brighten teeth more
quickly and effectively. We choose to fabricate trays in our office for one major reason.
All bleaching eventually fades and then requires rebleaching to regain that brighter smile.
With “in-office only” methods, they need to be done entirely over at full fee. That fee is
typically higher than the custom tray method. With the custom tray method, when tooth
whitening is needed again, you already have the trays so the only expense with subsequent
treatments is to purchase the tubes of bleach. That cost is minimal compared to starting all
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