"The Gentle Dentist"
94 Main St.
Hornell, NY
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Teeth Whitening

Call (607) 324-1032

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
Tooth Whitening
After a 14-day take-home tooth-whitening treatment.

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 Fluoride

The 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.

TV and Drug Store Tooth Whiteners
Many retail tooth whiteners use ineffective "one-size-fits-all" bleaching trays or strips. Others only cover a few teeth or require frequent touch-ups. These products do not achieve the same proven lasting results as professional treatment.

Keeping Your Whiter Smile
Your unique combination of good habits, foods, and tooth structure will influence long-term results. Non-smokers who drink no coffee or tea usually have little change in five years. Some patients need a slight "touch-up" treatment after several years.

John P. Meyer, DDS
94 Main St. Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 324-1032
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