Whitening of the teeth is performed for patients who desire a brighter smile. Tooth whitening can be performed to reduce discoloration and staining, or simply to provide the patient with whiter, brighter teeth.
Overview of Teeth Whitening
How white a tooth looks is determined by how light is reflected and scattered off the enamel, the outermost layer of the tooth. A teeth whitening procedure is used to correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the brown and yellow staining. The term “teeth whitening” can refer to a number of techniques to improve the brightness of the patient’s teeth. Among them are chemical whitening, mild acid whitening, abrasive teeth brightening, light activated and laser teeth whitening.
At our office, we offer two exceptional options for teeth whitening. You can choose either an in-office tooth whitening procedure or a professional take home system. Both of these are top-of the-line systems.
Our in-office procedure is performed using Opalescence Boost, one of the leading teeth whitening systems available today. In as little as one hour you can achieve a smile that is several shades whiter and brighter than the original color of your teeth. Plus, as part of your in-office teeth whitening procedure you’ll receive a fluoride treatment to strengthen the enamel of your teeth as well a ten pack of Opalescence Go to continue to improve your whitening results at home.
For individuals who just want a professional strength take-home teeth whitening system we offer Opalescence Go, which provides cosmetically pleasing results. All you need to do is simply wear the discrete and comfortable trays, which are conveniently preloaded with a safe and effective whitening gel for less than half an hour over the course of 5 to 10 days.
How long does a teeth whitening last?
A teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure. Results can last for one or more years, depending upon your personal habits. In most cases, the whitening procedure is very effective and the patient is pleased with the results.