Teeth Whitening in Milford & West Haven, Connecticut
Do you have yellow or discolored teeth? Teeth can become stained over time from many things, such as food, drinks, smoking, medication, and more. Our Milford and West Haven practices offer in-office and take-home whitening treatments to give you a whiter smile. Our goal is to make it as easy and convenient as possible.
Teeth Whitening Procedures at Shoreline Dental Care
At our dental office, we offer both in-office and at-home professional teeth whitening treatments. They both are incredibly effective and fast acting and can offer long-term results. Our team is highly skilled in this dental procedure and will ensure that it is done safely and correctly so that you leave with a whiter smile in no time.
When you opt for the in-office whitening treatment, our clinical staff applies a gel containing hydrogen peroxide onto the surface of your tooth’s enamel and uses a special light to speed up the process. The gel penetrates into the porous structure of the enamel layer and dissolves away the built-up stains on the teeth. After about 30 minutes, we will remove and wash off the gel. We may apply the whitening gel one or more times for 15-30 minutes until your teeth have whitened to the desired color.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
For our patients in Milford and West Haven who want to do their whitening treatments over time in the comfort of their own homes, we offer take-home teeth whitening kits. They are custom-made for you so that you achieve optimal results. Each patient receives a custom-made tray fitted for their teeth and the whitening solution to place in the tray to whiten their teeth. The trays are worn for up to four hours at a time each day for one to two weeks until desired results have been achieved.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
The price varies depending on how many treatments it takes to get your desired level of whiteness and whether you choose an in-office or take-home whitening kit. In-office treatments start at $500, and take-home whitening kits start at $300. This procedure is not typically covered by insurance, so this would be an out-of-pocket payment.
Yes, the professional whitening gel contains hydrogen peroxide, which is a safe and effective teeth bleaching agent. The strength of the gel will vary depending on the patient’s needs but can range from 25% – 40%. Over-the-counter whitening gels use carbamide peroxide, which is not as effective or fast-acting in making your teeth whiter.
Whitening treatments will lighten any discolorations on the surface of the teeth and internal stains. The professional whitening solution is incredibly effective at going deep into the tooth enamel to remove the stains on the surface and internally to give you whiter teeth.
Tooth sensitivity can occur in some patients, but it is temporary and usually subsides within a few days.
Let Our Dentists in Milford & West Haven Make Your Smile Whiter!
If you’re looking for a way to conveniently brighten your smile, then contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our at-home and in-office treatments are great solutions and give you fast and long-lasting results.
We look forward to helping you achieve a brighter, healthier smile.