Did you know that professional teeth whitening can enhance your smile and make you look years younger? Teeth whitening dissolves stains to reveal a fabulous, whiter smile. Our cosmetic dentists have chosen Opalescence® Boost Whitening for patients who decide to brighten their smiles quickly in our office.
- Causes of Teeth Staining
- Natural Teeth Whitening Vs. Professional Teeth Whitening
- Opalescence® Boost Teeth Whitening Process
- Teeth Whitening Results
- Teeth Whitening Cost
What Causes Teeth Staining?
While many people think only of lifestyle habits (like smoking and chewing tobacco) as being the big influences when it comes to teeth staining, some of your favorite foods and beverages also could be staining your teeth. Coffee, tea, soda, wine, and even berries can discolor teeth, leaving you with a smile you’re less excited to show off. You may wish to curtail some of these habits, but we understand if you cannot eliminate all staining elements from your life. That’s where occasional teeth whitening can provide a needed boost that keeps your teeth looking their brightest. Even better, teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental treatments available.
Natural Teeth Whitening Vs. Professional Teeth Whitening
You may have seen advocates for natural teeth whitening discussing the benefits of charcoal teeth whitening and coconut pulling. We do not recommend using charcoal as a brushing or whitening agent, as it is too coarse and can damage the enamel of your teeth. In fact, many people who are seeing “whiter” teeth after using charcoal treatments have simply removed a thin layer of enamel, which does not grow back. This will eventually lead to increasing tooth sensitivity and damage that could require expensive restorative treatment. Coconut pulling has also never been scientifically evaluated for dental benefits. Until the science is in, we recommend sticking with tried and tested professional whitening services performed under the care of a skilled and experienced dentist. You only have one set of adult teeth—take care of them!
What is the Opalescence® Boost Teeth Whitening Treatment Like?
In about an hour, the Opalescence Boost in-office power whitener system can penetrate discolorations and lighten your teeth several shades. We will begin by covering your gums with a protective barrier. Next, Dr. Coleman will apply the powerful, chemically-activated hydrogen peroxide gel and let it set to work. At the appropriate time, the gel is removed from the teeth. Finally, you will leave the appointment with a bright, sparkling smile. Some patients may experience mild sensitivity after teeth whitening, but that sensation will fade over time. We’ll also provide you with custom home trays and professional whitening gel to maintain your bright smile at home.
How Long Do Teeth Whitening Results Last?
The length of time teeth whitening lasts depends on many factors, particularly how often you indulge in teeth staining foods, drinks, or habits. You can help keep your teeth looking their whitest by avoiding tobacco products and using a straw to drink staining beverages like coffee, tea, and wine. Your genetics will also determine how long your teeth will remain bright, but most people can expect their smile to stay luminous for about six months or so. This is why we provide at-home whitening trays and gel, so you can extend the length of your result as long as possible. These touch-up sessions can provide lasting brightness you can confidently show off.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
The price of teeth whitening at our practice is $585 for in-office Opalescence Boost and $295 for take-home whitening. Our service always includes the take-home trays, giving you control over your results and the beauty of your smile. Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable and quickest ways of improving your smile. Should you like to consider dental financing options to cover the cost we can help you find an appealing payment plan. During our “Smiles for Life” fundraiser, held every March through June, we offer discounts on whitening and all collected money goes to children’s charities.
Let us give you a magnificent smile. Call our dental office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. John and Dr. Coleman to discuss the benefit of Opalescence Boost teeth whitening. Come visit our practice for exceptional care.