Teeth Whitening in Cupertino

Teeth Whitening in Cupertino, CA

Teeth whitening can provide a dramatic difference in a short amount of time.

In-office bleaching usually requires only one office visit. A protective gel or a rubber shield is placed over the gums to protect the soft tissue. A bleaching agent containing carbamide peroxide is applied to the teeth, and a specialized light is then used to enhance the action of the whitening agent. This is the fastest way to achieve results.

At-home bleaching requires an impression of the teeth to be taken to make a customized tray to hold whitening gel, containing carbide peroxide, against the teeth. Once the tray is made, it is worn for a period of time, as instructed by our office. The amount of time varies but is typically several hours a day for one week or less. This method of bleaching provides more control over the amount of brightening and provides longer lasting results.