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Tooth Whitening for a Brighter Smile

If you are looking for a fast and effective way to whiten your smile, teeth whitening trays from your dentists are a great choice. Dr. Annie Ha and Dr. Richard Koh of Imperial Smile Dentistry in Yorba Linda, CA, are cosmetic dentistry experts that provide tray whitening to brighten your smile.

What Are Teeth Whitening Trays?

Your dentist will dispense a tray-based system to you consisting of plastic bleaching trays custom made to fit over your upper and lower teeth. You will also receive whitening gel that goes into the trays and place them on your teeth. The bleaching agent is proven effective for teeth whitening and works by lessening natural stains to restore your tooth color. It is convenient because it is done at home with little oversight from your dentist.

How Do Tray Whitening Systems Work?

Usually, the trays are worn for a certain amount of time, like overnight, for a series of days or weeks to allow the gel to whiten your teeth gradually. The system is a simple, safe, and low-cost alternative to in-office dental whitening.

How Long Do I Have to Wear Whitening Trays?

You should be diligent with how often you wear your trays. Your Yorba Linda, CA, cosmetic dentistry experts will prescribe the appropriate treatment times for your needs. Consistent use is essential, but the application times depend on the level of teeth whitening you need. On average, the trays are worn for at least 1-2 hours a day or overnight. However, if you have significant stains, you may require a lengthier treatment period.

Dentists don't recommend persistent use of whitening trays for over a year but instead can offer different treatments to achieve your desired smile goals.

Are Whitening Trays Effective?

Teeth whitening trays are incredibly effective and an easy way to improve your smile's appearance. You will want to supplement your treatment by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Additionally, you should avoid any acidic food and drinks that can cause stainings like carrots, coffee, and tea.

If you are ready to take the next step to whiten your teeth, get a recommendation and confirmation from your dentist before using a tooth whitening treatment. Call Dr. Ha or Dr. Koh of Imperial Smile Dentistry in Yorba Linda, CA to book a cosmetic dentistry appointment at (714) 524-3368.

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