Author: Shannon Sutton, RDH
Happy spring everyone! It’s the perfect time to discuss the whitening options available to our patients at Spring Lake Dental Group and get a ready to spring into a whiter brighter smile! We have a few different options to meet your specific whitening needs ranging from take home trays to in office treatments.
First, let me tell you a little about teeth whitening in general. Hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are the safest and most common active whitening ingredients. They can be used in varying concentrations to remove surface stains on the enamel and lighten the overall color of the dentin, which is the layer of tooth under the enamel. The most common side effects from whitening are tooth and gum sensitivity. These side effects can be safely managed with the help of your dental professional. Whitening is not right for everyone so an evaluation is needed to determine if it is right for you.
Because we believe in offering the best, cutting edge products for our patients, choosing Opalescence whitening products was a no-brainer. Opalescence has been delivering whitening products to dental professionals for over 20 years. They are proven effective and have years of experience perfecting their whitening products.
Our take home option for tooth whitening is Opalescence Go. These are preloaded trays with a concentration of 10% hydrogen peroxide. A box contains 10 upper trays and lower trays that are worn for 10 to 45 minutes depending on your desired results.
Custom trays can also be made in our office. We will take impressions of your teeth and make custom models along with fitted trays that you can use at home to whiten or deliver fluoride. We carry Opalescence carbamide peroxide gel in a concentration of 10% that can be worn in the trays at home for up to 90 minutes per day.
Our in office whitening system is Opalescence Boost. This is perfect for those who do not want to whiten for longer periods of time at home and want an instant result. A resin barrier is applied to your gums then a 40% hydrogen peroxide solution is applied to teeth during your scheduled appointment time. This gel is specially formulated to activate without a light and deliver long lasting results. A box of Opalescence Go is included in the fee in order to maintain your new brighter smile at home. This option is great if you have an event coming up too!
We have options available for whatever your whitening needs are here at Spring Lake Dental Group. Give us a call today to schedule an evaluation at (910) 497-3200!