Opalescence Teeth Whitening Services in Westchester
Don’t you deserve a smile this white?
Opalescence is the first ADA accepted syringe delivered tooth whitening system that shows significant whitening within days. Available only through your dentist and under his supervision, the active ingredient (10% carbamide peroxide) is both safe and effective at removing most stains. Teeth, as well as the origin of dental stains vary from patient to patient and your dentist can determine the treatment plan best suited to make your teeth their whitest!
Why do teeth discolor?
Teeth naturally darken as we age. Over time. exposure to coffee, tea, soda, tobacco and certain foods cause staining. Discoloration can occur because of certain childhood illness, medications, physical trauma. etc.
How does Opalescence remove stains?
The patented Opalescence Tooth Whitening System will remove discolorations with a gentle sustained release action that will oxidize (bleach) stains within your teeth. Your tooth structure remains unchanged. History and research show that most patients treated experienced some level of tooth whitening. Porcelain restorations and white fillings do not whiten with bleaching agents.
What is the treatment procedure?
Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to assure good oral health. Old fillings may need to be replaced and/or decayed areas treated and filled. An impression of your teeth will be taken to guarantee proper fit of the custom fabricated bleaching trays. The thin. soft plastic trays provide sufficient comfort while bleaching. Once the tray is made, your dentist will explain how to use Opalescence bleaching gel.
Most patients use Opalescence while they sleep. Your dentist will decide how many nights your treatment should take for maximum results. Most patients will need to bleach for only three to eight nights. In some cases. your dentist may recommend bleaching during waking hours instead and possibly for shorter time periods.
Research and experience show that the whitening effect from the Opalescence treatment usually lasts for years. Teeth may darken faster if exposed again to staining products such as tobacco. coffee or juices. However. the teeth will probably remain significantly lighter than if no treatment had been done. Your dentist may recommend a toothpaste, such as the Opalescence® Whitening Toothpaste. to help minimize the formation of external stains on your teeth.
Depending on your teeth and type of staining. results will vary. Your dentist can explain the type of results you can expect from the treatment.
Some patients experience increased tooth sensitivity to cold while using bleaching products. This will disappear in one to three days after interruption or completion of the treatment. To help with sensitivity, your dentist may prescribe a desensitizing gel. such as Ultradent’s UltraLEVE® or a fluoride gel. such as Flor-Opal®