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Whitening of the teeth is performed for patients who desire a brighter smile. Tooth whitening can be performed to reduce discoloration and staining, or simply to provide the patient with whiter, brighter teeth.
Teeth whitening is used to correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the brown and yellow staining. The term "teeth whitening" can refer to a number of techniques to improve the brightness of the patient's teeth. Among them are chemical whitening, mild acid whitening, abrasive teeth brightening and the newest technique, laser teeth whitening.
Teeth bleaching is a chemical process used to lighten the color of the patient's teeth. The procedure can be performed entirely in the dental office or it can be performed by the patient in their home, using materials provided by the dentist. The home method is often used because it saves the patient from having to make an office visit for each treatment. At Patella Dental we recommend KOR Whitening, which is a combination of take home trays and in-office whitening.
Before the patient embarks on the home teeth whitening regimen, the dentist creates a custom mouth tray for the patient. The custom tray is a critical component of the treatment. It ensures that the correct amount of whitening solution is used and that the patient's teeth are properly exposed to the whitening solution. The custom made mouth tray provides for a better fit than a one-size-fits-all mouth tray to help increase the margin of patient safety.
The steps for the home teeth whitening regimen are fairly straightforward. Our office provides the patient with the materials and instructions and also answers questions the patient may have about the routine.
Depending upon your needs and desired results, your dentist may instruct you to keep the tray in your mouth overnight. Typically, you will follow your home teeth whitening regimen for about two weeks, after which time you will return to our office for a follow up visit and in-office whitening.
After you have achieved the desired expectations we will discuss how to maintain your beautiful white teeth and smile for many years to come.Go Back
13592 River Road
Destrehan, LA 70047
Phone: (985) 746-4964
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