Take-Home Whitening

If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home or during your daily commute, Dr. Knudsen has your answer with Custom Take-Home Whitening trays and gel.  This option is ideal for anyone who wants convenient, fast results. 

In most cases, 10-15 minutes a day for less than two weeks is all it will take to achieve a brighter and whiter smile.  If you prefer an even whiter smile, Dr. Knudsen may recommend a longer treatment period or a refresher period several weeks or months later.  Your Custom Whitening Trays are reusable!

Strips or paint-on gels are a waste of time. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with custom reusable trays.

What can cause tooth discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Knudsen can determine if you are a candidate for Take-Home Whitening, including a shade assessment.  In some cases, in-office whitening is needed to treat intrinsic staining (inside the tooth).

Is tooth whitening safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. However, tooth whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age.

Do the results last a long time?

By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing at least twice daily, and occasional touch-ups.  These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest.

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and those provided by a Dentist?

Yes! Consulting Dr. Knudsen is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades.  You will also have the advantage of Custom Whitening Trays fitting to each specific tooth for maximum whitening power!

Is Take-Home Whitening painful?

No. In some cases, sensitivity to cold may occur, but will usually disappear in 1-2 days.