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What is the teeth whitening process?

If you’re not happy with the color of your teeth, the simplest, most cost-effective way to a better smile is with teeth whitening. When you visit your dentist for teeth whitening in teeth whitening elma nyElma, NY, you will be amazed by how easy the process is.

First, your dentist will evaluate you to determine if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening. People with healthy teeth and gums and a yellowish tone to their teeth respond best to teeth whitening. Also, children under 16 and pregnant women should avoid teeth whitening, as should those with allergies to whitening gel or those with front restorations that are discolored (teeth with artificial restorations do not whiten with the bleaching gel).

Next, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth to create custom-made bleaching trays for you. A dental lab will create the trays using precision technology. When you return to the dental office pick up your trays, your dentist will give you the professional bleaching gel along with instructions for home teeth whitening.

Take-Home Whitening Trays

You will use these bleaching trays at home each day for about 60 to 90 minutes. It typically takes about two weeks until you notice a brighter, whiter smile. If it sounds easy, that’s because it is! Call our office if you have any further questions or would like to schedule your appointment.

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The past few months have been challenging for everyone; we are looking forward to a return to a new type of normalcy. We have officially been given the green light to re-open, and plan to resume seeing patients on June 11th. While I have cherished the extra time with my husband and 9 month old, I have missed my patients and doing what I love each day.

Over the past three months, I have spent long hours researching how to best prepare our office for a safe reopening. My number one priority is ensuring the health and safety of our patients and staff. I’d like to share some of our strategies for keeping our office clean and safe for all. Please click here for more information or call us at (716) 652-0600 to schedule your next appointment.