Tooth whitening can be a highly effective way of lightening the natural color of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It is the process of removing stains and discoloration from teeth and improving their color through a bleaching process to make them look better and lighten the existing shade.
Usually teeth are stained on the surface through food and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant. Smoking can also stain your smile. Calculus or tartar can also affect the color. Some people may have staining under the surface, which can be caused by certain antibiotics or tiny cracks which take up stains.
Professional bleaching is the most common form of whitening. The ‘active ingredient’ in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel and the tooth color is made lighter.
We use Ultradent’s Boost one-hour, in-office brightening procedure, which features a non-laser process of gel fusion. The Boost is chemically activated rather than light activated, meaning it activates itself at the time it is placed on your teeth without the bothersome heat or harmful ultraviolet rays. With Opalescence Xtra Boost, you will have whiter smile before you leave the dental office. This system is so advanced, it does not require a laser or a light for activation. In about an hour, you’ll have noticeably lighter smile.
The in-office procedure is a great jumpstart to bright teeth. But, most likely you’ll want to continue after your procedure to ensure that your teeth realize their whitest potential. We will provide you with options for follow-up treatments that you can use at home.
Custom Take Home Trays.
Our office staff will take impressions of your teeth that will allow for custom trays to be made for your procedure. Our staff will go over what you can expect for your individual situation. This gel is placed in thin, comfortable trays and fitted over your teeth. This is the most powerful take-home system available. Recommended application is one time per day.
Opalescence Treswhite Supreme. Pre-Loaded Disposable Trays.
Trèswhite Supreme is Ultradent’s latest brightening offer featuring pre-filled, disposable trays. This is the most powerful disposable take home system available. The disposable trays whiten all teeth both front and back, are pre-loaded with an active gel which should be worn for 30 – 60 minutes one to two times a day. New Trèswhite is a perfectly safe way to brighten your smile. In fact, it contains both potassium nitrate and fluoride which has been proven to prevent cavities and remineralize the teeth.
Because it contains such a high concentration of peroxide, results are achieved rapidly. Some people see results in as little as one day.