161 Sherman Street, Fairfield, CT 06824    New Patients Only: (203) 741-8426    Existing Patients: (203) 259-5026   
Fairfield Dentist
Henry C. Rapp III, DMD & Associates, LLC
161 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
New Patients Only: (203) 741-8426
Existing Patients: (203) 259-5026
Teeth Whitening

Whitening of the teeth is performed for patients who desire a brighter smile. Tooth whitening can be performed to reduce discoloration and staining, or simply to provide the patient with whiter, brighter teeth.

Overview of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is used to correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the brown and yellow staining. The term "teeth whitening" can refer to a number of techniques to improve the brightness of the patient's teeth. Among them are chemical whitening, mild acid whitening and abrasive teeth brightening.

Teeth Bleaching

Teeth bleaching is a chemical process used to lighten the color of the patient's teeth. The procedure can be performed by the patient in their home, using materials provided by the dentist. This home method is often used because it saves the patient from having to make an office visit for each treatment.

Before the patient embarks on the home teeth whitening regimen, the cosmetic dentist creates a custom mouth tray for the patient. The custom tray is a critical component of the treatment. It ensures that the correct amount of whitening solution is used and that the patient's teeth are properly exposed to the whitening solution. The custom made mouth tray provides for a better fit than a one-size-fits-all mouth tray to help increase the margin of patient safety.

The steps in the home teeth whitening regimen are fairly straightforward. The cosmetic dentist's office provides the patient with the materials and instructions and also answers questions the patient may have about the routine.

A home whitening session can last for two to three hours, during which time you will have the tray and solution in your mouth. Depending upon your needs and desired results, your dentist may instruct you to keep the tray in your mouth overnight. Typically, you will follow your home teeth whitening regimen for two to three weeks, after which time you will return to your cosmetic dentist for a follow up visit.

How long does teeth whitening last?

Teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure. Results can last for one or more years, depending upon your personal habits. In most cases, the whitening procedure is very effective and the patient is pleased with the results.

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161 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
New Patients Only: (203) 741-8426
Existing Patients: (203) 259-5026

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Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Office Hours
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Henry C. Rapp III, DMD & Associates, LLC
161 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
New Patients Only: (203) 741-8426
Existing Patients: (203) 259-5026

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