Our commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality services at affordable rates is what makes Dental Horizon the obvious choice to meet your needs.
We also offer services through products such as:
- Day or Nite White
All-on 4 Treatment Concept
The modern solution for all missing teeth.
The Whitening Process
1. During your diagnostic visit, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth . This allows your dentist to make a custom gel-holding appliance called a whitening tray.
2. At your second visit, you will be fitted with your whitening tray and provided with a take-home whitening kit. You will also be given specific instructions on how to administer the gel and how often to wear your tray.
3. Follow the take-home directions and those of your dentist, continuing to maintain proper oral hygiene through brushing and flossing.
What is tooth whitening?
It's a bleaching process that lightens discolorations of enamel and dentin. The system uses a mild solution retained in a custom-fitted tray that is worn over your teeth.
What causes tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging, consumption of staining substances (coffee, tea, colas, tobacco), trauma, nerve degeneration, and old restorations. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, there are some cases where the treatment may not be effective. A dentist may determine viable candidates for the process through a thorough oral examination and diagnosis. Bleaching is ideal for patients who have healthy, unrestored teeth and would like to have a whiter, brighter smile.
Is the process safe?
YES! Research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth with carbamide peroxide under the supervision of a dentist is safe for teeth and gums. In fact, many dentists consider this whitening process the safest cosmetic dental procedure available today.
How does it work?
The Whitening gel is placed in a thin bleaching tray that fits over your teeth. As the active ingredient in the gel, carbamide peroxide, is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin and bleaches the colored substances. The structure of the tooth is not changed; only the tooth color is made lighter.
How long does it take?
Results are usually seen after the first night. Maximum results generally occur when the process is continued for 10 to 14 nights.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during the treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
How long do the results last?
The teeth will always be lighter than they were. However, some patients may need periodic whitening for one or two days, once or twice a year, especially if they continue to use staining substances like caffeine or tobacco products.