A bright, white smile is a universally appealing way to boost one’s self-confidence. Men and women will benefit from the whitening treatments provided by Dr. Cranham. Treatments are available to fit the needs, budget and time frame for everyone, using only the most advanced technology and procedures. Dr. Cranham will supervise your treatment from consultation to completion, evaluating the results each step of the way.
There are several factors that contribute to teeth staining and discoloration. Age, smoking, genetics, teeth grinding, tooth trauma and consuming foods and beverages that cause staining such as: coffee, tea, colas, and red wine, all play a role in causing dullness over time. Under the skill and precision of Dr. Cranham, whitening treatment options available fall into two categories: in-office and take-home teeth whitening.
In-office whitening provides the quickest and most significant and noticeable change. Generally, a high concentration of peroxide in the form of a gel is applied to the teeth for several timed intervals. The strength of concentration and the length of application time, is expertly tailored to each patient after a thorough assessment. For stubborn stains, longer or repeat treatments may be needed. Careful attention is paid to covering and protecting the gums from any irritation.
The second option to teeth whitening is take-home kits. Trays resembling mouth guards are professionally filled with a lower concentration of peroxide gel. Generally, the lower the peroxide percentage, the longer it can safely remain on the teeth. The peroxide is left on the teeth anywhere from one hour, several hours, or overnight as determined and instructed for each patient. This process takes longer, yet provides noticeable, long-lasting results.
While whitening results vary for each patient, everyone can expect to see a lightening of at least one to two shades. Many experience lightening of several shades.