Brighten the Room with Your Brilliant Smile
Patients have their teeth whitened on a regular basis so that they can look and feel great. It is common for teeth to become dull and yellow as you grow older and can also be due to what you consume. For example, drinking coffee, tea, and wine can stain your teeth. Smoking and eating foods that contain food coloring can also stain your teeth. Brushing immediately after eating and drinking can help to prevent stains but is usually not enough to remove this potential entirely.
We use professional grade and professionally applied Opalescence Boost whitening gel for in-office teeth whitening treatment, which is a safe, non-invasive and effective whitening method. Because the process of whitening occurs as oxygen molecules from the whitening agent spread throughout the tooth and react with the discolored molecules in your teeth, the entire tooth gets whitened, even if the whitening gel isn’t in contact with every part of the enamel.
Lots of other dental practices might offer whitening treatments with the use of a light or a laser during the whitening process but current research shows that only hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide are effective in whitening teeth. Light activation doesn’t add benefit and may be harmful to lips and gums.
Everyone responds differently to whitening treatments and everyone will whiten at different rates. Some stains are easier to treat than others. Teeth that are yellow or brown are easier to whiten than teeth that are gray-ish. Younger patients typically whiten more quickly than older patients, but every patient is different.