Dental Whitening (Bleaching)
Dental whitening is very popular to improve the appearance of teeth. There are many options to do this including OTC strips (e.g. Crest White Strips), Professionally available strips (Sheer White Strips are sold in our office), Custom tray whitening, and In-Office whitening. Dr. Flanigan’s preference for patients is Custom tray whitening as it allows for longer use and predictability than other methods.
Additionally custom trays allow the patient to apply desensitizing medicaments to the teeth after whitening and keep them on overnight if necessary. Sensitivity during and after whitening can be a big issue for some people and custom trays allow for a vehicle to administer desensitizers over a long period of time.