The Opalescence® Teeth Whitening system not only brightens your smile but it also boosts overall confidence when you smile. Teeth Whitening can be a highly effective way to brighten the color of your natural teeth without causing harm to the tooth surface. Tooth discoloration caused by tea, coffee, red wine and even smoking can be reduced through the application of the Opalescence Teeth Whitening Gel.
What is the Opalescence® Boost Treatment?
Opalescence Boost is a unique, chemically activated gel formula that allows you to whiten your teeth without the use of heat or ultraviolet rays of light. The gel has a red tint to it that helps ensure that the placement of the formula is exact. The formula contains potassium nitrate and fluoride that in addition to whitening your teeth will help strengthen the enamel and decrease sensitivity.
Opalescence Boost In-Office Treatment
Opalescence Boost treatment is a minimally invasive form of teeth whitening that is conducted in the office, often in as little as an hour. Before beginning the Opalescence Boost in-office treatment Dr. Joseph Hidalgo will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to ensure proper health. We will also talk with you about your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits to determine if you will benefit from the Opalescence Boost in-office treatment.
At Tennyson Lake Dental we recommend that prior to beginning the Opalescence Boost in-office treatment that you undergo a thorough cleaning. The whitening treatment takes between 1 and 2 hours depending on the extent your teeth are discolored.
The Opalescence Boost in-office treatment is a simple procedure that will leave you with a brighter, whiter smile. The first step is to record the starting shade of your teeth. Next, the Opalescence Whitening Gel is applied to the front of your teeth where it will sit for 10-15 minutes. Every 5 minutes the gel will be stirred to ensure maximum teeth whitening. After the initial 10-15 minutes have ended, the gel will be removed by suction only and then your teeth will be rinsed with water and dried. This procedure can be repeated up to 5 more 10-15 minute sessions depending on the whitening results you desire.
After Opalescence Boost In-Office Treatment
Dr. Joseph Hidalgo will evaluate your teeth upon completion of the in-office treatment to determine the best course of action for you to maintain your brightened smile and to maximize the results of the Opalescence Boost in-office treatment. In the 12 to 24 hours that follow your in-office treatment your teeth will continue to whiten.
Take Home treatment needs will be determined at the completion of your in-office treatment. A supervised Opalescence Take Home Bleaching System maybe be recommended by Dr. Joseph Hidalgo to maximize your whitening potential. This system can be used until your teeth stabilize to their final color. Once you've completed the Opalescence Take Home Bleaching System the key is to practice good oral hygiene habits and to remember to brush often following the consumption of foods and beverages that stain your teeth. With these habits in place you will be able to maintain the results achieved through the Opalescence® Tooth Whitening System.