learn about the in-office deep tooth bleaching process in this dental health video series.
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Hi! My name is Dr. Gordon Rye. I am a dentist in Fairfax, Virginia. We are talking about teeth whitening. And for this clip we are talking about power bleaching. Power bleaching is the best bleaching process that we have and it has longest lasting results. Cost wise it is probably 3 to 4 times the cost of the at home bleaching, so the cost runs somewhere around $1500 to $1700 to do it. It involves three visits in the dental office, all of them supervised by your dental professional. First visit involves taking impressions of your teeth and doing some photography. The second visit involves application of hydrogen peroxide bleaching agent on your teeth in the dental office. We have two sessions of 20 minutes each. We give you an at home bleaching tray as discussed in one of our earlier clips, and you take that home and apply a different bleaching solution yourself for 14 days. Then you come back to the office again, for our third visit we apply our hydrogen peroxide power bleaching solution for 3 to 20 minute sessions and at that time you should be done. However, sometimes we will allow people to take more the at-home bleaching solutions with them if we need to in difficult cases. The advantage of the deep bleaching is that it does give you the whitest teeth and the longest lasting results. The drawbacks to deep bleaching are that it does cost more and it does involve more visits to the dental office. For our next clip we are going to be talking about cosmetic procedures other than bleaching.