Teeth whitening is a popular procedure to make teeth whiter and brighter, and therefore more attractive. Bleaching can be used to whiten stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull smile. Either way, tooth whitening is a safe and relatively painless procedure ideal for most patients. What Are the Best Teeth Whitening Alternatives? In-office whitening In-office whitening is an ideal choice for anyone wanting immediate results. The entire process takes place in our office in about an hour, making it the perfect choice for busy individuals. In this process, a protective gel is applied to your gums to protect the soft tissue. A special light-activated gel is then applied to your teeth and a special light or laser is used to enhance the action of the agent – making your teeth whiter and brighter. As a final step, we take impressions of your teeth to create custom trays for at home touch-ups, and give you instructions for keeping your smile bright. The result is dramatically whiter teeth that will last for years. Tray whitening Tray whitening is a less expensive whitening treatment and is still considered the best teeth whitening solution for your home use. We will first take an impression of your mouth to create a customized clear whitening trays for you to wear. Within a few days your trays will be ready to be picked up and we will show you how to apply the special bleaching material to the trays. The whitening gel trays should be worn 30-60 minutes up to twice a day. At the end of this period, you will see maximum whitening results that are nothing short of dazzling. Occasional treatment can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile and white teeth. Dr. Caffaratti also offers a full range of General and Specialty Dentistry Services: • Permanent Bridges • Dentures and Partial Dentures • Root Canal Therapy • Periodontal Treatment • Dental Implants • Bone Grafts • Sinus Lifts • Oral Rehabilitation Contact our Greater Reno and Sparks, Nevada Dental Office of Dr. Caffaratti to schedule your consultation with our friendly and knowledgeable team of smile experts.