Whichever method you choose, teeth whiteners work using a hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide-based mixture. This means that, in some cases, teeth whitening can result in temporary sensitivity. This is very much based on an individual patient basis. We will cater the treatment to each individual and recommend the appropriate strength (15 percent to 30 percent), depending on your individual sensitivity level.
While there are several over-the-counter options available in the local drugstore aisles, many of these products fall short of providing the results patients strive for. Drs. Thomas J. Rolfes, Christina T. Do, Cary J. Dunne, and Timothy J. Rolfes may encourage patients to consider professional alternatives if they have been unhappy with the results they have achieved with strips, trays, and toothpastes that advertise a brighter smile. Professional grade products have a stronger percentage of active ingredients, which ensure amazing results. In fact, many patients can whiten their teeth several shades lighter in just one appointment, and enjoy this brighter smile for many months.