The Differences Between In-Office and Take-Home Whitening

A beautiful smile is a smile that can be easily shared with others with confidence. Patients in and around the community of Newington, CT are encouraged to take the time to learn about cosmetic dentistry solutions available with the team at Cedar Mountain Dental. Drs. Zach Korwin and Gary Toubman are pleased to provide smile enhancement options including professional teeth whitening.

What options are available for teeth whitening?

Cedar Mountain Dental offers two professional methods of whitening, including the in-office power bleaching procedure and the take-home whitening kits. Many patients ask about the differences between the two:

  • In-office power bleaching – with in-office power bleaching, patients can brighten their smile eight shades whiter with just one visit to the practice. This particular treatment will help patients achieve a brighter smile quickly and easily. The in-office procedure starts with a dental cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth and to ensure a clean surface to work with. Barrier gel is applied to the gum tissues, and the whitening gel is applied to the enamel of the teeth. Then, a specialized whitening light is used to activate the active ingredients in the whitening product to pull stains from deep within. Afterwards, the teeth are cleaned again and the patient will have a noticeably whiter smile when they leave the practice!
  • Take-home whitening kits – with take-home whitening kits, patients can achieve the same bright smile but in the comfort of their own home. The kits are made with custom whitening trays to fit the top and bottom dental arches. Patients use a prescription-strength bleaching gel in the trays and wear them for a specific period of time each day. The results are gradual, but the price is more affordable than the in-office power bleaching. Our team can help patients choose the treatment right for their budget and unique desires.

Call Cedar Mountain Dental today!

Drs. Zach Korwin and Gary Toubman of Newington, CT are available to assist patients in the community with their dental health needs. Additionally, they provide a selection of cosmetic solutions for improving the appearance of the smile. If you live in the community and are interested in discussing tooth whitening services, connect with our staff by calling (860) 667-2600. Our practice is conveniently located at 112 Market Square and is accepting new patients and families.