Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that can change the color of your natural tooth enamel and enhance the beauty of your smile.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. You’ve probably seen tons of over-the-counter whitening products at your local drug store, from whitening toothpastes to rinses to whitening strips and other types of at-home treatments. However, the single most effective way to whiten teeth is with a professional teeth whitening session in your dentist’s office.
We offer Opalescence Whitening Products to patients wishing to brighten their teeth. The process is safe and comfortable and the results will be long-lasting, provided you take good care of your teeth and avoid staining agents such as tobacco, coffee, tea, and red wine and maintain regular cleaning visits.
Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to consider how the presence of any old bonding, crowns etc. will affect the results of your whitening treatment. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth. For best results, we highly recommend getting a dental cleaning before your teeth whitening.
There are 3 different options to Whitening your teeth depending on what works best for your individual lifestyle.
*Take-Home Whitening: Opalescence take-home whitening gel offers sustained whitening power in the comfort of your own home. Available in Mint flavor, take-home whitening gel comes syringes of 35% carbamide peroxide and is delivered via custom- made trays. Schedule to make impressions and we will make trays customized to fit your teeth and within 24 hours your trays will be ready to start whitening. Place a small amount of whitening gel in your custom tray and wear for 30 minutes every night for 10 days consistently. The gel has Potassium nitrate and Fluoride in it which has been shown to help reduce sensitivity and reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of your teeth.
*On-the-Go: Our new Opalescence Go trays features on-the-go convenience with 10 pre-filled whitening disposable trays. With the adaptable, form-fitting Ultrafit trays, no appointment or impressions necessary and ready to whiten right out of the box. These trays are simple to use, simply place them on your teeth and they contour to the shape of your teeth with molar to molar coverage. The GO trays are available in 10% or 15% Hydrogen Peroxide Mint flavor trays with wear time of 30 minutes (15%) to 1 hour (10%) depending on the sensitivity of your teeth. These trays are great for patients that want to whiten quickly and especially for busy teens.
*In-Office Boost: Opalescence Boost, a 40% hydrogen Peroxide power bleaching gel, offers brighter, whiter teeth within 1 hour in the dental chair. Boost is chemically activated, so it starts working as soon as it is placed on your teeth and it doesn't require a hot, uncomfortable light for efficacy. The first step in the actual whitening process is to isolate your teeth and apply a protective material to your gums so that the whitening gel will not irritate them. Next, the whitening gel will be applied to your teeth. Then, the gel will sit on your teeth for 20 minutes and we will do 2 sessions of this. Your teeth will continue to whiten 24-48 hours after the procedure is complete. Boost also comes with the GO trays listed above as a package deal. If you feel you would like to go a little whiter then start using the GO trays 48 hours after Boost to give the extra push into the white shade you desire. This whitening option is great for patients that want instant results!