Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for teeth whitening:
- Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
- Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
- Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
- Yellow, brown stained teeth.
“Boost” – The newest teeth whitening system available
“Turn out the lights.” Ultradent’s Opalescence Xtra Boost is a revolutionary new concept for “in-office bleaching.” Opalescence Xtra Boost is a 38% viscous, hydrogen peroxide “power” bleaching gel designed for rapid in-office tooth whitening.
Opalescence Xtra Boost is chemically activated, no expensive lights are required to achieve quick whitening results. This unique in-office system can work for any lifestyle or busy schedule. The procedure takes approximately 1 hour, so the patient can whiten their teeth during a lunch break, before or after work, its that convenient.