Often, a smile can be improved simply by whitening teeth that have stained and yellowed over time.
Teeth whitening or "bleaching" is one of the most popular areas of cosmetic dentistry. Even subtle changes in shading can take years off of your appearance. Several factors can contribute to the darkening of teeth, to include age, certain foods & drinks, smoking and medications.
- Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride), which helps maintain the health of enamel throughout the whitening process.
- Formulated to prevent dehydration and shade setback.
- Opalescence Go take-home whitening comes in 10% and 15% Hydrogen Peroxide concentration and with mint or melon flavor.
- Opalescence PF take-home whitening comes in 10%, 15%, 20%, or 35% Carbamide Peroxide concentration and with mint, melon or regular flavor
Teeth whitening process
Whitening is a process that involves placing a bleaching solution in contact with the teeth, causing the oxidation of stains and resulting in lightening. There are a variety of systems that are available to whiten teeth. After trying various systems, Dr. Cook uses a take home whitening system of custom-trays and solution to be used at your convenience. Not only does this whitening produce the most lasting results as compared to in-office whitening systems, but the trays are reusable.
Kelly Cook suggests that to achieve the best results, whitening should be done after your regular cleaning appointment, as stain will have been removed during the cleaning procedure by your dental hygienist.
Call for a free teeth whitening consultation.