TEETH WHITENING OPTIONS
Why choose professional whitening instead of over-the-counter products?
Teaming up with your dentist is the best way to get the whitening results you want. Your dentist knows your oral health and can make recommendations that will allow you to get the best results in a time frame that works for you. Your dentist can also help you understand how the whitening process works, monitor your progress, and treat any sensitivity issues that may arise.
Need whitening results fast? Ask your dentist about an Opalescence in-office whitening treatment. This treatment is performed start to finish in the dental office, giving you powerful, professional results in about an hour. Great for getting ready for big events like job interviews or weddings!
Opalescence take-home whitening gel is a professional teeth whitener available only through a licensed dental professional. Giving you a whiter, brighter smile using custom trays your dentist makes just for you, Opalescence take-home whitening gel is ideal for people who want the most customized whitening treatment possible. Available in three delicious flavors and four concentrations for day or night wear.
Teeth-whitening is a option for people who have stained their teeth from one of any number of sources. Teeth staining can come from drinking coffee, tea or soda or smoking tobacco. Two methods of teeth whitening are the Zoom teeth whitening system and Opalescence Boost system. In some respects, such as application time, which is typically about one hour for each, the methods are very similar. But the systems also have many differences.
- Opalescence boost uses a combination of chemicals to achieve whiter teeth
- Zoom uses a high-powered laser to whiten teeth.
While both systems are generally successful and only require about an hour, Boost's results are normally more permanent. Both treatments generally leave teeth whiter, but it is common for Zoom users to have two regularly scheduled follow-up appointments to get teeth touched up.
Boost has the tendency to cause extreme tooth sensitivity if the chemical mixture is applied for too long. Zoom users run the risk of encountering discomfort, burns and tissue damage because of the laser.
Opalescence Boost's chemical formula includes fluoride and potassium nitrate so it strengthens enamel and increases cavity resistance while whitening. The Zoom laser system does not include chemicals so users still need to apply fluoride and potassium nitrate in order to gain those benefits.