One way to brighten your smile inexpensively is to bleach. Most bleaching systems contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in some concentration. This removes stain from tiny cracks and fissures in the enamel of the tooth. Tooth bleaching kits can be purchased over-the-counter, or Dr. Robertson can prepare a custom bleach tray with a higher concentration of the active ingredient. This also includes verbal instructions and a record of the patients’ initial tooth color. Finally “in-office bleaching” can be performed by the dentist. This requires isolation of the teeth with a thin sheet of rubber and a high concentration of the peroxide. Often the teeth are sensitive to temperature afterward and the cost is significantly higher. Bleaching provides a safe and fairly simple way of improving the appearance of a smile.
It is always such a pleasure working with Dr. Robertson. His staff is always so friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great Dentist!