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Teeth Whitening

We offer OPALESCENCE® BOOST Tooth Whitening System, the most advanced in office whitening system available.  

Teeth whitening (bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to 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.  The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically.  Since teeth whitening  works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc.  Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Teeth whitening is not permanent.  A touch-up may be needed every few (couple) years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or red wine.

Reasons for teeth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth from red wine, coffee, tea and tobacco
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

What does teeth whitening involve?

TAKE HOME teeth whitening usually requires two visits.  At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic trays.  At your second appointment, you will try the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary.  This  option is considered the "gold standard" of whitening. Opalescence® Take Home Whitening Gel is used in the custom trays either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening.  It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening , but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.  We offer Opalescence® desensitizing gel trays for tooth sensitivity.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit our office regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy white smile.

ON THE GO teeth whitening is fast and easy with Opalescence® Treswhite SUPREME.  These are prefilled, disposable trays with wear times ranging from 15 to 60 minutes.  They are featured in several flavors with 10%,   (for those with sensitive teeth and for teenagers), or 15% hydrogen peroxide formula options.  This option offers a shorter wear time (not overnight).

IN OFFICE  teeth whitening is done with the Opalescence® BOOST system.  This technique is very effective as it begins to whiten your teeth in your appointment time without the use of a light that tends to cause dehydration of the teeth.  This dentist supervised procedure is safe and a great choice for achieving a whiter, more confident smile.  This option is great for the individual that wants fast results and doesn't tolerate the TAKE HOME custom tray technique.

*Results are not a guarantee and are not completely predictable.  We reccommend that patients watch their intake of dark beverages.  Smoking  can hinder  receiving optimal results of whitening due to the staining effects of tobacco.

 Contact our office with any questions and to schedule your whitening appointment. 

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