What is the difference between our treatments and OTC products?
Stains on teeth can be classified in one of two ways: extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains appear on the surface of your teeth. Intrinsic stains live between the microcracks in your enamel and deep within your dentin (the layer of your tooth underneath your enamel). Whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses may be able to remove some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth. But only teeth whitening agents can remove the stubborn extrinsic stains and the unsightly intrinsic stains that cause your teeth to look discolored.
Who is a Good Candidate for Whitening?
Most patients that maintain good oral health are candidates for whitening. In fact, a beautiful, bright smile can be your biggest asset. It can affect how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you. And, research shows that when you feel good about your smile, you are more likely to feel confident, positive and even younger! Transform your smile. Transform your life!
Just like any treatment in our office, we always start with a comprehensive exam to evaluate if you are a candidate for whitening. This is imperative to reduce/eliminate the risks involved with the whitening procedure.
A bright smile epitomizes the most powerful components of health, beauty, and wellness, including increased confidence and improved self-esteem that result from a beautiful smile. When you look your best, you feel your best...and your smile shares that feeling with the world! For a brighter, more radiant smile, look no further than our teeth whitening systems.
From our In-Office Whitening System option to our convenient custom whitening take-home trays, there's a high-performance whitening option for you.
We provide 4 whitening options to our patients:
- In-office Whitening
- Custom Take-Home Whitening Trays
- Opalescence Go® Prefilled Whitening Trays
- GLO 3 Day Teeth Whitening Treatment
Pre-treatment tip: After an examination and cleaning have been completed, we recommend that our patients brush with Sensodyne toothpaste for one week prior to the whitening. This toothpaste will help to reduce sensitivity associated with our professional whitening system.
In-Office Teeth whitening is used to correct discoloration by removing the brown and yellow staining for patients who desire a brighter smile. Our in-office whitening system is a 38-40% hydrogen peroxide power bleaching gel which contains potassium nitrate to help decrease sensitivity associated with bleaching.
Though not a permanent solution, teeth whitening is very effective with results that can last for years. Depending on your personal habits, touch-up kits can be used every 6–12 months to enhance and maintain whitening results.
What to Expect During Treatment
Today’s the day! Here’s what you can expect from your whitening procedure:
- After a quick polish, we start with the isolation of teeth and gums using lip/tongue retractors to keep the treatment area clear and the gingival barrier to help protect the gums and isolate your teeth.
- We then Apply Whitening Gel for 3 intervals of 15-minute sessions.
- Post-treatment, we’ll clean up the whitening products and remove any retractors.
Before you go, Dr. Kumar or another team member will review the Post-Whitening Guidelines with you; helping you to enjoy your results for as long as possible. Visit our forms page to download and fill out a whitening CONSENT FORM.
CUSTOM TAKE-HOME WHITENING TRAYS
Opalescence take-home whitening gel is delivered via custom-made trays, further tailoring the treatment to your smile. Opalescence take-home whitening gel allows you to get professional whitening results at your convenience in a safe, effective, and customized way! This tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride), helping decrease sensitivity and is formulated to prevent dehydration and shade relapse.
A custom mouthpiece or “tray” is made by the dental office to fit your teeth. This tray fits over the patient’s teeth and holds the bleaching material against the teeth for a specified period of time. We advise the trays be worn 30 minutes per day for an average of 7 to 10 days but may differ for each patient. If the teeth become more sensitive to hot and cold, a “desensitizing” material may be used in the same tray on alternating days. Results are usually excellent with this method and the trays can be used to remove to remove future staining.
Visit our forms page to download and fill out a whitening CONSENT FORM.
Step by Step Instructions:
*If you experience any significant sensitivity, stop your treatment and reach out us with your questions & concerns!
3-DAY GLO VIALS
Whiter, brighter smile each day.Instantly erases stains, freshens breath.
No strips, no trays, no mess, no sensitivity.
Use GLO 3-Day Vials for easy brush-on application with even better stain removal and whitening results. Though stronger than products you may find over-the-counter, these vials are our most affordable whitening option.
How It Works:
Just brush on and GLO 3-4 times a day. Foaming action instantly penetrates teeth and dissolves within minutes. No need to rinse and safe to swallow.