Tooth color varies from person to person and can darken with age. Minerals, tobacco, antibiotics, foods, and beverages stain and discolor teeth. Results vary depending on several factors such as teeth stained from smoking or drinking coffee or tea or with the foods you eat. Bleaching will not lighten fillings or dental crowns or veneers. Whitening is also discouraged if you have severely sensitive teeth, decay, periodontal disease, worn enamel, or if you're pregnant or breast-feeding.
Tooth Whitening Options
Opalescence is available in our office. This is a professional strength whitening system only available to dental professionals. There are multiple patient benefits...
Opalescence Boost PF 38%
In-Office Power Bleach
Opalescence Boost is chemically activated, so it requires no light for whitening. Syringe-to-syringe mixing activates the product just prior to application. The activated 38% hydrogen peroxide is conveniently delivered via syringe and applied to teeth for whitening.
Opalescence PF 20%
Carbamide Peroxide with Potassium Nitrate and FluorideThe Opalescence sticky, viscous formula does not leach from the tray like other bleaching gels, and the sticky gel holds the comfortable tray securely in place. Potassium nitrate and fluoride decrease sensitivity while strengthening enamel and preventing caries. Twenty percent water content prevents dehydration and shade relapse, making Opalescence one of the most reliable bleaching gels available. A university study proves that the gel stays active for 8-10 hours during overnight bleaching, which means patients experience results quickly, increasing compliance.
After a 14-day take-home tooth-whitening treatment.