Treatments to Whiten your Smile
Teeth whitening treatments have become increasingly popular during the last years. There are several numbers of reason why many are choosing to whiten their teeth. Some of the reasons are because of an upcoming event, a job interview, aging, to boost self-confident, or tooth discoloration. Whatever your reason might be, our dentist will provide you with several treatment options, so visit us to determine which one would be great for you.
This guide will help you understand the benefits of our teeth cleanings and what to expect when having them performed by our dentist.
Opalescence Teeth Whitening
The Opalescence Teeth Whitening Treatment is just the thing for individuals who are getting ready to look their best for a big occasion. The kit consists of the Opalescence teeth whitening gel (containing fluoride and potassium nitrate) and a chemically activated light. This is all you need to get sparkling teeth in little time. The kit allows you to get professional whitening results in the comfort of your own home.
Opalescence is ideal when you want a highly customized whitening treatment; it gives you a brighter smile through custom trays our dentist makes for you at our office. It comes in four concentrations for day or night wear. This treatment is ideal for you if you suffer from teeth sensitivity.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.
These trays, once made for you, can be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs. They can also be used several times to achieve the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case.
Custom whitening trays are clear and usually made of a plastic that comfortably adjusts when inserted. A hydrogen peroxide-infused gel is inserted in each tray. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.
After they have been used and removed, they need to be cleaned with a cotton swab or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not recommended to use them for at least a day after each application. Our dentist would be happy to further go into detail about the process during your teeth whitening consultation.
Please note that while the teeth whitening procedures mentioned in this article certainly work and have been proven to be effective, they are meant to accompany a good oral hygiene regime. It is very important to always maintain proper oral hygiene. This not only helps you get naturally whiter teeth over time, but it also maintains the results of your teeth whitening treatment and prevents stains from developing or darkening.
In White River Dental Care you can make sure that the teeth whitening procedure you are looking for is done with the care you deserve. We are located in 2890 W. White River Blvd., Muncie, Indiana 47304 . Don’t hesitate and schedule an appointment for a brighter smile! 765-284-6312.