Q: Finances are such that I cannot afford to do porcelain veneers right now. What is the best way to bleach my teeth?… TL From Royal Palm Beach
A: A timely question, indeed, as many dental practices across America are offering “summer white sales” on teeth whitening procedures.
With twenty years of schlepping teeth under my belt in the dental “biz”; I have tried them all. Not only on patients, but on my self and my two pugs, Bella and Wrinkles.
As a dentist on the lecture circuit, I meet some of the most innovative practitioners who share the lecture podium with me. I use a great technique called “deep bleaching”; developed by a California DDS named Rod Kurthey. It uses the Sapphire Bleaching light (not Zoom and not Brite Smile) coupled with a pre treatment and post treatment solution applied directly to the teeth that allows for better results and no sensitivity.
I have seen patients go thirteen shades lighter in one hour without wearing trays of bleaching gook. Most patients will at least lighten from 4 to 7 shades. The US average fee for this procedure is $650.