Teeth Whitening

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-11-08-27-amMany factors make teeth lose their luster. Genetics is one factor; some people just have whiter teeth.

Other factors include cigarettes, dark foods and beverages (including coffee, soda, tea, and red wine), age, medications (such as tetracycline), and tooth trauma.

How does tooth whitening work?

The active ingredient in most tooth whiteners is some form of peroxide. Oxygen molecules from the peroxide penetrate the tooth and break down discolored molecules. Because, the oxygen molecules spread throughout the entire tooth, it is not necessary for the whitening gel to touch every part of the tooth for the entire tooth to be whitened.

Will whitening cause sensitivity?

Some people experience sensitivity while whitening, but many do not. Sensitivity does not mean damage has been caused to your teeth. It is temporary and typically disappears within a few days of treatment.

Opalescence Boost also contains unique ingredients designed to decrease sensitivity and make your whitening experience as comfortable as possible. Your dental team can provide you with additional desensitizing treatments if you experience lingering discomfort.

Will bleaching weaken my teeth?

No! Bleaching will not weaken your teeth. In fact, Opalescence Boost contains a patented concentration of potassium nitrate and fluoride designed to strengthen enamel and prevent cavities. Bleaching will not weaken existing fillings or cements either.

How long do whitening results last?

Bleaching results typically last several years. If your teeth start to discolor again over time, you can simply repeat a whitening treatment.

Who can whiten?

Almost anyone can successfully whiten their teeth. Opalescence Boost is effective at treating discoloration caused by age, food and drink, cigarettes, or even medication or tooth trauma. We also see patients of all ages whiten – from teenagers to 80- or 90-years-old.

Opalescence Boost

Opalescence Boost is a professional whitening treatment performed in the dental office. Powerful and award-winning, Opalescence Boost has proven effective at creating beautiful, long-lasting results after just one quick visit to your dentist.

How does Opalescence Boost work?

Opalescence Boost is a powerful bleaching gel that can quickly whiten your smile. Before applying it to your teeth, your dental team will place a protective barrier on your gums. Then she will place a thin layer of Opalescence Boost on the surface of your teeth for twenty minutes. The bleach will then be removed an reapplied for a final twenty minutes.

How long does it take to whiten my smile with Opalescence Boost?

Opalescence Boost is so powerful and effective it can usually whiten your smile in about 40 minutes. Yes, it’s that fast!

How is Opalescence Boost different from other in-office whitening treatments?

Some in-office whitening procedures rely on lights or lasers to “activate” the chemical bleaching agent. However, Opalescence Boost has always relied solely on chemical activation. Recent studies have confirmed that bleaching agent is effective without any lights or lasers.

Finance Options

Dental treatment is an excellent investment in an individual’s medical and psychological well-being. Financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining this important health service. Being sensitive to the fact that different people have different needs in fulfilling their financial obligations, we are providing the following payment options.


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