Teeth Whitening Procedures
Teeth whitening procedures help lighten teeth and eliminate stains and discoloration. Whitening is amongst the most popular cosmetic dental processes, as it can significantly improve your smile. 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 at Desert Smiles Dentistry.
Our dentist at Desert Smiles Dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona works with several teeth whitening products and teeth whitening kits. Recommendations are given based on your particular needs. Since there are some precautions to be taken with all of these procedures, it is suggested that our dentist performs them.
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 Desert Smiles Dentistry, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 602-375-1517 to schedule a consultation.
Take Home Trays
Take-home trays are great because they can be used in the comfort of your home. Our dentist can provide you with a kit with instructions, or you can purchase these over-the-counter at any local pharmacy. Results are not immediate with this method but can be seen after a single session.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
The Zoom! teeth whitening kit comprises of a hydrogen peroxide gel and a lamp that delivers UV light. The hydrogen peroxide gel is first applied to the patient’s teeth and the purpose of the UV light is to break down the activated gel, allowing oxygen to enter the enamel. The oxygen then bleaches the yellow surface of your teeth, resulting in a whiter smile.
Desert Smiles Dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona can make sure that the teeth whitening procedure you are looking for is done with care and comfort. For any further questions, please feel free to contact our office today.