Although there are many over the counter teeth whitening kits available in supermarkets and pharmacies, if you really want to see results then you should make an appointment with your dentist as they have options which are far superior. Your dentist can offers professional strength teeth whitening techniques, including in-chair whitening and take home kits, to deliver a brighter smile. Let’s take a look at the teeth whitening methods which are offered by your dentist so you can make the decision as to which method is best for you. In-chair teeth whitening In-chair teeth whitening is carried out by your dentist in the clinic. This method is generally the quickest way to achieve a whiter, brighter smile and it can take as little as an hour to achieve impressive and immediate results. After assessing your teeth, your dentist will apply a peroxide based gel to the surface of your teeth which is then activated with a light. Your gums will be protected during this procedure. Rather than the gradual results you can expect from a take home kit, you’ll see that your teeth have lightened in colour by several shades at the end of the procedure. You will generally have the option of being provided with a take home kit so you can continue to see results at home. Take home kits If you’re not keen on in-chair whitening and prefer to see results from the privacy of your own home, your dentist can provide you with a professional take home kit. This involves your dentist providing you with custom take home whitening trays which perfectly fit the shape of your teeth and a professional strength whitening gel which you then apply yourself. Take home kits are a popular option because you can start and stop your treatment until your get the results you want – no need to worry about your teeth being a little brighter than you expected. Speak to your dentist Remember, there are some occasions where teeth whitening may not be appropriate, such as intrinsic straining or severe teeth sensitivity, and your dentist is the best person to speak to before you undertake any treatments. In some situations, you may need to explore other cosmetic dentistry options such as dental veneers or crowns. You need to also make sure you’re up to date with your dental maintenance before you undertake teeth whitening. Carillon City Dental provide gentle and effective teeth whitening services in the relaxed atmosphere of our clinic. We are located conveniently in the heart of the Perth CBD which allows for easy access with your appointments. Make an appointment for a consultation and one of our experienced dentists will be able to advise you whether teeth whitening is right for you.