Teeth whitening is by far the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. Dental Whitening procedures fit within almost any budget and the results are quick. There is a difference between teeth whitening and teeth bleaching. Whitening means to brighten your teeth by polishing away stains caused by foods and beverages (berries, coffee, wine, tea, etc). This stain removal whitens teeth back to their naturally white stage. Bleaching refers to lightening a tooth from the inside-out using peroxide. Bleaching brightens the inside (dentin) of the tooth, thereby making the whole natural tooth whiter. Tooth Bleaching is done for a tooth that has been endodontically treated (root canal treated).
Almost everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening or teeth bleaching. However, some dark teeth are much more resistant to whitening procedures. Teeth that are discolored with dark gray or reddish shades are the most resistant to teeth whitening; an example of this type of dark shade appears in teeth affected by tetracycline. Still, even these dark teeth will whiten to some degree with long-term care. Depending on the results you desire, whitening may be an option for dark (gray/red) teeth. Otherwise, porcelain veneers are an excellent option, allowing you to choose how white your smile will be.
At Love Your Smile Today, our preferred method for whitening is Opalescence Go!
Whitening to Go!
Professional results—to go!
With prefilled, disposable trays, Opalescence Go lets you take your whitening to go!
Opalescence Go is the professional alternative to over-the-counter whitening options. It’s a simple, fast, and great-tasting way to start a whitening treatment or for whitening touch-ups. With no impressions or custom trays necessary, Opalescence Go is ready to use right out of the package!
Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride)
No impressions, no models, no lab time
Sleek and comfortable; adapts to any smile
Discreet, clear tray material
10% (wear 30–60 minutes for 5 to 10 days) and 15% (wear 15–20 minutes for 5 to 10 days)
Melon and Mint flavors
Contact us for a consultation and let’s get your teeth brighter today!