Doc of the Bay Family Dentistry
Roger A. Stroud, DMD, FAGD
2693 Bienville Boulevard
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Avoid any whitening procedure without supervision by your dentist for several reasons :
The combination in-office/take-home whitening procedure
Models are taken of your mouth and a custom-fitted mouth guard is made for you. I instruct my patients to wear the mouth guard for a period of two weeks, for four hours each day, or they may wear it overnight. Results vary depending upon the original color and shade of your teeth (i.e., some teeth are naturally yellow, reddish-brown, or gray.) I have never encountered a patient who did not benefit from the whitening process.
. In-Office Whitening
As a matter of convenience, many of our patients choose in-office whitening. This procedure involves a state of the art bleaching technique which uses a gentle whitening gel that brightens teeth in just one hour. This process is safe, easy and fast. Results are accomplished in just one appointment. Sometimes it may be necessary to use a combination of in-office and at home whitening in order to achieve the patient's desired results. In fact, all of our in-office whitening patients get a take home kit as a courtesy.
Although whitening toothpastes may remove external stains, I only recommend them for maintenance after the whitening process has been completed.