The Opalescence® Boost Tooth Whitening Technique By Craig Goldin DDS on June 12, 2014

A Woman with a Dazzling, White SmileIf you are looking for a dramatic improvement in your smile, The Cosmetic Dentistry Institute has the answer. At our Troy, MI practice, Drs. Craig and Marcy Goldin provide Opalescence®tooth whitening to lighten dental discoloration and give you a more stunning grin. This revolutionary teeth whitening treatment can remove a variety of stains while reducing sensitivity and improving your overall oral health. To learn more about Opalescence® and to find out if it is right for you, contact The Cosmetic Dentistry Institute today.

How Does Opalescence® Tooth Whitening Work?

Tooth whitening treatment uses peroxide-based gel to reduce the appearance of dental stains. As the dentist applies the gel to your teeth, oxygen molecules will permeate through your dental enamel, chemically breaking apart the bonds that hold stains together. While the gel remains on your teeth, the oxygen will eventually spread all the way across your teeth, leaving with you with a stunning, bright smile.

What to Expect During Your Treatment

Before beginning your treatment, your dentist will determine the current color of your teeth using our shade guide. Then, he or she will apply the Opalescence® gel using a specially designed brush. The gel goes to work immediately, and there is no need to use a light or other form of activation. Treatment typically takes less than one hour.

Opalescence® Teeth Whitening Results

After this brief procedure, you will immediately be able to enjoy the outstanding results of your teeth whitening treatment.Opalescence® has proven effective in treating surface stains resulting from smoking and genetics. It can also reduce discoloration from foods and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and tomato sauce.

Post-treatment Opalescence® Products

Although Opalescence® is extremely effective, the results are not permanent. To maintain your whiter smile, you will eventually need a touch up treatment. However, there are several things you can do to make your whiter smile last longer. Opalescence® offers several products specifically for use after your whitening treatment. Opalescence® toothpaste comes in two formulations: Original and Opalescence® PF, which contains potassium nitrate and fluoride. The company also makes special toothpicks and toothbrushes, which make it easier to access hard-to-reach areas of your mouth.

Maintaining Your Opalescence® Results

Of course, the most important thing you can do to maintain your bright smile is to practice good dental hygiene. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, typically waiting about 30 minutes after eating, and you should floss at least once. Your routine visits to the dentist are also vital.

Finally, it is very important to avoid stain-causing foods and drinks, like the ones listed above. If you do choose to enjoy them, do so in moderation. You should drink plenty of water at the same time, rinse out your mouth when you are finished, and thoroughly brush your teeth a half hour later.

The Benefits of Opalescence®

With so many tooth whitening products available, choosing the right one can be a daunting challenge. However, there are a number of reasons to consider Opalescence®:

  • Personalization: Opalescence® gel comes in four concentrations and three flavors, making your treatment safe and comfortable.
  • Long-lasting results: This gel is specially designed to keep your teeth hydrated and keep discoloration from returning. 
  • Prevents Sensitivity: Opalescence® gel contains potassium nitrate, which has proven effective in preventing tooth and gum discomfort.
  • Protects Dental Health: The gel also contains fluoride, long known to strengthen dental enamel and prevent decay.
  • Effectiveness: Best of all, Opalescence® works! After your quick, discomfort-free procedure, you can enjoy a dazzling grin that matches your sparkling personality.

Enjoy a Whiter Smile Today

To learn more about Opalescence® and how it can enhance your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Craig or Dr. Marcy Goldin today.

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