Whether you are about to get married or celebrate a big birthday bash, there are many reasons people turn to our Putnam, CT, family dentists Dr. Alaa Ahmed and Dr. Islam Dehis to get a whiter smile. Many people have tried over-the-counter whitening products but just haven’t seen the results they were hoping to achieve. If you are looking to get a visibly brighter smile fast then in-office teeth whitening is the way to go.
One important question to ask yourself is, “How soon is my event happening?” whether it’s occurring in a week or a couple of months, how much time you have to get the results you want will determine the best whitening method for you. Here are the top methods for whitening your smile and how quickly you will see results.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
While this is often the most expensive way to whiten a smile it is also the fastest and most effective way to get the results you want. While we can get some teeth between 5-8 shades whiter, it’s common for most patients to at least leave our office with teeth that are 2-3 shades brighter after just a single whitening session.
The whitening process takes anywhere from 60-90 minutes and will be performed right here in our office by our Putnam, CT, cosmetic dentist.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you have decided that you would rather whiten your smile at home you can still turn to our Putnam, CT, dentist to get the results you want. We offer a professional at-home system with customized trays designed just to fit your teeth, which provides even whitening results.
Before getting this whitening system our dentist will need to take impressions of your upper and lower teeth to create your whitening trays, which can take up to two weeks to be made. From there, you will need to wear your whitening trays every day for about one hour for at least two weeks. You should see results in about 1-2 weeks.
Over-the-Counter Whitening Strips and Trays
Most people attempt to whiten their teeth on their own without having to go to the dentist’s office. If you are dealing with minimal yellowing then you may be able to get the results you want with these commercial whitening products. Some whitening strips and trays can give you results in about 2-3 weeks; however, sometimes you’ll need to wear these whitening products for up to two hours every day for about two weeks. If you don’t think you can commit to doing this, this might not be the best whitening option for you.
If you want to feel confident in your smile and think getting professional teeth whitening in Putnam, CT, is the best way to achieve the look you want then turn to the cosmetic dental experts at Putnam Family Dental to give you that more radiant smile in no time.