Do you love foods that dull your teeth’s shine? Would you simply like a brighter smile? Enjoy the pride that comes from a brilliant smile with options from Family Dental Care in Beaverton, Oregon.
As you age, your teeth will stain over time, especially if you drink coffee or red wine. It’s just a fact of life and nothing to be ashamed of. Thankfully, you don’t need to give up your favorite foods and drinks to have whiter teeth!
Our skilled dentists in Beaverton, Oregon can help you with teeth whitening options. The simplest procedure is for your dentist to apply bleach to your teeth. This may take one or a few appointments depending on how white you want your smile to be.
At Family Dental Care, we use Opalescence, a powerful peroxide-based bleaching gel, to whiten your teeth. The process only takes about an hour, and Opalescence offers special toothpaste for aftercare. Opalescence Boost is the in-office teeth whitening method used at Family Dental Care in Beaverton, Oregon. Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride) and is chemically activated. Chemical activation means that, unlike other whitening methods, no uncomfortable light is needed.
Another option is for your dentist to give you a whitening kit to take home. Opalescence Go offers pre-filled trays that can go with you anywhere. Your dentist will give you instructions on how to get your teeth whitest and you will only need one appointment.
According to the American Dental Association, Opalescence Go provides powerful, professional whitening from the comfort of your home. Opalescence Go comes in the innovative UltraFit™ tray that provides full-mouth coverage. The tray adapts comfortably to your teeth for an amazing fit and enhanced whitening experience.
Furthermore, the Opalescence UltraFit™ tray is disposable, so once you are done just throw it away! Opalescence Go also comes in mint, melon and peach flavors, so you don’t even have to worry about a bad taste in your mouth.
The benefit of seeing your dentist for whitening options rather than purchasing an over-the-counter kit is that your dentist will give you more a powerful bleach along with detailed directions on how to get the best results.
Temporary tooth sensitivity is a potential adverse effect associated with whitening. A little caution with cold foods should help you avoid this. Make sure to follow your dentist’s instructions as well. Some patients experience no side effects at all, but if your teeth are especially sensitive, ask your dentist about options that will offer the most protection.
Opalescence offers special toothpaste to help with aftercare as well. The toothpaste is made to keep surface stains away and is available in a sensitivity relief formula. It is available on request and also on Opalescence’s main website, www.opalescence.com.