Teeth Whitening Options to fit Your Individual Needs
By: Dr. Brian Cross
Teeth Whitening: Start the Year with a Whiter Smile!
It’s a new year, and with a new year comes new resolutions!
Whether you want a whiter smile for a wedding or upcoming event, or just want to give yourself a new reason to smile more, we can help you! Dental Associates offers three different teeth whitening options. Learn more about the different options to see which one might be right for you:
Opalescence Go Teeth Whitening Strips
These whitening strips (pictured left) are not like the ones you can buy from the store; they are professional strips that offer a noticeable change in the shade of your teeth. They come in packs of 20, and we advise that you wear them for 1-2 hours per day.
Opalescence Custom Teeth Whitening Trays
Opalescence whitening trays are a pair of custom-made trays that hug your teeth. Prior to treatment, we will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth and create your very own trays. You then complete treatment in the comfort of your own home at your convenience. Simply use the provided syringe to apply a small amount of whitening gel to your custom tray, then wear the trays for up to two hours. Typically the best results come from doing the treatment daily for two consecutive weeks.
Boost Professional In-Clinic Teeth Whitening Treatment
For the most dramatic whitening outcome, I recommend Boost in-clinic professional whitening. This three-step process is completed in one visit to our clinic! With Boost, we apply a whitening solution to your teeth three times for 20 minutes each. This provides the quickest, most dramatic outcome and is a very popular option for special occasions, specifically teeth whitening for weddings.
Common Questions about Teeth Whitening
I hear many questions from patients about the effects of teeth whitening, and I’m happy to listen to them and talk through their concerns. Here are a few of their most common questions:
- Will teeth whitening make my teeth weak? No, whitening does not make your teeth brittle. It may cause some sensitivity initially, but you can easily remedy the sensitivity by using Sensodyne toothpaste after your whitening treatment.
- How long will the whitening last? Each case is different depending on the previous shade of your teeth and the strength of whitening treatment used, but typically whitening will last for six to ten months. However if you notice that your teeth have become a little stained again, you just need a touchup treatment.
- Can I make my treatment last longer? Yes, you can! You can refrain from eating foods and drinking liquids that re-stain your teeth faster, such as red wine, soy sauce, coffee, and others.
If you’re interested in learning more about the teeth whitening options we offer, please contact our clinic for a consultation and I would be happy to help you decide what treatment will be best for you!
Watch this short video to learn more about the teeth whitening options Dental Associates can offer you: