Teeth whitening is known as the most popular superficial dental processes because it can significantly improve your smile. Teeth whitening treatments eliminate stains and discoloration, but help lighten teeth. It is a process that restores the natural color of the teeth, or in numerous cases, just improves the color of the teeth to a whiter shade. There are many teeth whitening methods offered.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening has become one of the first requests that dental patients have when visiting their dentist.
Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively and is the most expensive method for whitening. Bleach is applied to each tooth, and heat generated by a laser enhances its effectiveness while ultimately speeding up the process. This procedure uses a strong bleaching gel that the laser activates and enhances for quick, dramatic results. The bleach used is a hydrogen peroxide gel that ranges from 25 to 40 percent in concentration levels. With these high concentrations, special precautions are taken to reduce tooth sensitivity, as well as protect the lips, gums and other oral tissues from being damaged.
Laser teeth whitening takes about an hour in the dental office. Oftentimes, several treatments are needed to achieve the desired results and bleaching trays for home use may be needed as well to improve or maintain those results.
Laser teeth whitening isn't for everyone and is just one option to whiten your teeth. To find out more about teeth whitening, schedule a consultation at Island Walk Dental Care by calling us at 904-278-6229.
Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work.
Opalescence Boost consists of two syringes: The first contains 38 percent hydrogen peroxide, the active tooth whitening ingredient. The second syringe contains fluoride and potassium nitrate (PF), which helps strengthen tooth enamel, reduce sensitivity and protect against cavities. When mixed, the gel produces a distinct red color to help ensure correct placement and full removal of the product.
Safe and effective, Opalescence Boost usually takes only one dental visit to complete. While one visit is all you need to achieve a brighter smile, difficult stains or extreme discoloration may require additional treatments.
At Island Walk Dental Care, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 904-278-6229 to schedule a consultation.
Take-home Whitening Trays
Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform in the comfort of your home. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth, and whiten your teeth with a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.
Theses trays can be taken home as a teeth whitening kit. For optimal results it is important that you follow the maintenance and treatment time guidelines provided by our dentist. The time that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.
We make sure that the teeth whitening procedure you are looking for is done with care. For any further questions, please feel free to contact our office today at 904-278-6229.