Whitening your teeth is a simple procedure that can be completed in a relatively short period of time. We have found that office supervised, home whitening using custom trays gives the most consistent, long lasting results. This video clip explains the process. As always, each patient’s situation is different, and other procedures may be necessary to restore your youthful smile. We are happy to discuss the potential of this and other options.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work ?
Stains on teeth can be classified in one of two ways: extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains appear on the surface of your teeth. Intrinsic stains live between the micro racks in your enamel and deep within your dentin (the layer of your tooth underneath your enamel). Whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses may be able to remove some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth. But only teeth whitening agents can remove the stubborn extrinsic stains and the unsightly intrinsic stains that cause your teeth to look discolored.
Opalescence gels contain an active whitening ingredient (either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) that penetrates your enamel to get to discolored molecules. Oxygen molecules from the whitening agents react with the discolored molecules in your teeth, breaking the bonds that hold them together. The oxygen molecules spread, whitening the entire tooth. As a result, you are left with a brighter, whiter smile.
Options to fit any lifestyle
With a complete line of professional products that deliver professional results, Opalescence caters to your lifestyle. Whether you prefer to whiten overnight in the comfort of a custom tray, brighten your smile while you’re on the go, or get immediate results with an in-office treatment, Opalescence can help! Learn about the complete line of Opalescence products here and talk to your dentist to learn how you can begin whitening with Opalescence today!
Dispensed only by a licensed dental professional, Opalescence Go comes in prefilled, disposable trays, so it’s easy to take with you anywhere you go. Opalescence Go offers a whiter smile in just 5-10 days with wear times ranging from 15-60 minutes per day. And its three delicious flavors make this professional alternative to over-the-counter tooth whitening taste great too!
Opalescence take-home whitening gel offers professional results in a customized whitening treatment you can do in the comfort of your own home. Available in a range of formulations and flavors, Opalescence take-home whitening gel is delivered via custom-made trays, further tailoring the treatment to your smile. Opalescence take-home whitening gel is available only through a licensed dental professional.
Opalescence Boost A 40% hydrogen peroxide power bleaching gel, Opalescence Boost offers brighter, whiter teeth in less than one hour in the dental chair. This professional treatment is administered start to finish in the dental chair, so talk to your dentist to set up your appointment!
After Care To maintain your bright, white smile, use Opalescence toothbrushes and specially formulated whitening toothpastes. You’ll get enhanced stain-fighting power and a maximum dose of fluoride to keep your smile bright and healthy.
Professional teeth whitening removes persistent stains and brightens your smile. You can show your smile off with confidence and feel proud of the way you look. Plus, getting your teeth whitening performed by our professional Hygienists at Johnston Dental is much safer and effective than using an over-the-counter whitening product. Call Melinda today to schedule your appointment.