Our Teeth Whitening Treatment Overview
Teeth whitening treatments have become increasingly popular during the last years. There are several reasons why many are choosing to whiten their teeth. Whatever your reason might be, our dentist will provide you with several treatment options.
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 Oak Leaf Family Dental, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 414-304-5425 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. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results may take longer than an in-office treatment. These trays are custom-made and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.
Theses trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your particular needs.
How Take-home Whitening Trays Work
These custom trays are made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.
After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinsed. Typically, you should wait one day between each application.
These whitening trays can be used several times to obtain the desired results. Our dentist can further advise on how many times they should be used in your case. Also, you can have them customized to your needs.
At Oak Leaf Family Dental you can make sure that the teeth whitening procedure you are looking for is done with the care you deserve. Don’t hesitate and schedule an appointment for a brighter smile today! To reach our team, please call 414-304-5425.