A Brighter Smile
Teeth whitening is a safe, comfortable way to get a bright, white smile, by removing the stains and discolorations from the enamel and dentin. Enamel can be discolored over time and through outside sources such as coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco and others. Results and treatment time may vary depending on the level of staining and whiteness desired. Crowns, bridges, fillings, and veneers will not whiten. Those with gum disease, worn enamel, cavities, and exposed roots may not be good candidates for whitening their teeth, so we recommend making an appointment for a pre-whitening consultation.
Opalescence whitening trays are our do-it-yourself at home whitening solution.
The active ingredients in Opalescence whitening gels pass into your teeth to oxidize the discolored molecules deep down in your teeth, removing stains and whitening your smile. The formula contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride) and is sticky and viscous, so it stays where it is placed. This unique feature prevents the gel from seeping out during treatment, ensuring both the gel and tray stay in place and work effectively for the duration of your treatment.
Everyone responds differently to whitening treatments and everyone will whiten at different rates. Some stains are easier to treat than others. Teeth that are yellow or brown are easier to whiten than teeth that are gray-ish. Younger patients typically whiten more quickly than older patients, but every patient is different.
Single Visit Whitening
- Preparation - We start the whitening process by placing a protective covering over your lips and gums in order to isolate your teeth.
- Application - Next, a high-strength whitening gel is applied to the surfaces of your teeth. This special gel is left on for 8 minutes and then suctioned off. The process is repeated 3-4 times as needed.
- Whitening - The gel is a hydrogen peroxide that gently penetrates the outer-most (enamel) layer of your teeth; breaking up stains and discoloration during the process.
- Smile - Smile with confidence as you leave the office with a brighter, whiter smile!