Your smile is important. It’s one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful – it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression. Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking/chewing tobacco. Whitening can get your smile looking its best. Non-Professional procedures and clinically unproven teeth whitening tops can often lead to unsatisfactory results, you should look for a whitening procedure that is: fast, convenient, long lasting, causes minimal sensitivity, is proven to be safe and effective, and is performed by a dental professional.
Opalescence take-home system works so well because everything about it is customized. That means it is fit to you – your smile and your lifestyle. We take impressions of your teeth in the office to create a customized tray that fits your mouth, perfectly and comfortably. In addition to these trays, you’ll be sent home with one syringe of prescription strength whitening bleach to help whiten your smile each day. You whiten at your own pace, leaving the gel on your teeth for around 30 minutes a day until your preferred shade is reached.
Opalescence chairside bleach is a powerful whitening solution that whitens your teeth in-office. We will apply the bleach to your teeth and use a light to activate the bleach. This typically takes one hour to complete. Usually you can expect to be 1 to 2 shades lighter with this bleach.
Opalescence power boost is powerful bleach that whitens your smile fast. The gel is both chemically and light activated, meaning that it activates itself at the time it is placed on your teeth. We will place a barrier around your gums and apply the bleach. This typically takes 1 to 1 ½ hours to complete. Usually you can expect to see 2 to 3 shades lighter with this bleach.
Zoom advanced Power Plus Whitening is our most powerful bleach to whiten your smile. This system gets your teeth very white, very fast. Treatment time is approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours long. We will place multiple barriers on your gums and tissue, apply the Zoom whitening gel to your teeth and then use a specially designed light to accelerate the whitening process. Usually you can expect to see 4 to 8 shades lighter with this bleach.
Why do people whiten their teeth?Yellow or stained teeth age us. Whiter teeth give people a youthful appearance.
Does it hurt to whiten my teeth?Every patient is different. Most people have sensitivity the first 24 hours while some experience no pain at all.
I just got my teeth whitened and they won’t stop hurting. What will help?Using sensitive toothpaste and leaving it on your tooth/teeth overnight for extended periods of time around the areas that are zinging can help alleviate the pain. Sensodyne or Crest Sensitivity are awesome toothpastes for this!
What can I eat after I get my teeth whitened?We suggest NOT to eat anything that would typically stain a white t-shirt. Avoid coffee, tea, wine, mustard, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, etc. What CAN consume are rice, white fish, white chicken, water, milk, clear alcohol, potatoes, white pasta without sauce, butter, yogurt, etc.