Many patients ask me about the teeth whitening, or bleaching process. The technique our office uses is safe and extremely effective. At the initial visit we take upper and lower impressions of your teeth. The second visit we perform “power bleach” which is done with an extremely concentrated carbamide peroxide, this jumpstarts the process. At the end of the visit we provide the patient with their custom made trays and home bleaching gel. We instruct our patients to use the gel for a minimum of one hour per day for the next 30 days. We schedule the patients for a second power bleach approximately 30 days after the initial appointment. Most patients have achieved the desired results at the end of their second appointment. We then advise the patient to perform a one hour maintenance bleaching once a month to retain those results. Negative side effects are rare but occasionally patients will complain of increased sensitivity of their teeth. We advise them to call us for a no-charge fluoride treatment which generally will relieve the symptoms. The cost of the procedure is down to $300.00, and includes no-charge bleach for patients in our records. If you, or a loved one, is considering bleaching please call our office for an appointment.
Michael W. Dagostino, D.D.S.