Over time, the natural aging process, lifestyle, and the foods that one eats or drinks, can stain and yellow a patient’s teeth. There are many tooth whitening methods. The patient should choose a method that has long-lasting effect, results in a natural and uniform look of the teeth, is safe and effective, uses the least amount of active ingredient (hydrogen peroxide) to achieve the desired result, and is administered by a dental professional.
Teeth Whitening Trays (Bleaching Trays)
Tray whitening makes an excellent choice for those people who like to do things themselves. It’s the original at-home method, and the one that’s still considered to be the most effective and predictable of them all.
Tray-based systems (like those dispensed by dentists to their patients) work like this:
- Plastic bleaching trays are made that fit over the user’s upper and lower teeth.
- To perform treatments, the user places whitening gel in the trays and then seats them over their teeth.
- The trays are then worn for a prescribed period of time (often multiple hours per day, or else overnight), for a series of days or weeks, as the effects of the whitening process gradually take place.
Sheer White ™ (Whitening Strips)
Sheer White® strips are easy to apply and adapt tightly to the shape of each patient’s teeth with no leakage. Sheer Film® technology ensures a comfortable fit for up to two hours of whitening. With its 20% carbamide peroxide formulation, patients have a pleasant whitening experience with less sensitivity and no effect on their daily activities. They can speak normally and even have a drink while wearing Sheer White.