Dr. Smith offers a variety of cosmetic procedures to bring back your smile. Among these procedures tooth whitening is commonly asked for. Tooth whitening will help reduce stains and discolored teeth while lightening them. This will result in a brighter and whiter smile.
Be aware that tooth whitening does not work on exposed tooth roots or some restoration dentistry such as bridges and crowns. In addition to this all cavities in the mouth must be taken care of before this procedure in order to prevent the whitening process reaching the inner tooth and causing tooth sensitivity.
Single visit whitening uses a special light that is able to activate a higher concentration of whitening solution in order to produce quicker and more dramatic results. Our technicians protect your mouth very carefully and the whole process takes around an hour.
As seen on the hit TV show "Extreme Makeover" our office uses the Zoom Single Visit Whitening System to whiten teeth.
This system delivers amazing results by whitening teeth an average of nine shades lighter in about an hour.
Virtually everyone wanting to brighten his or her smile can benefit, including those who have severe food, tobacco, or tetracycline stains.
Opalescence Boost features a unique, chemically activated formula that allows your dentist to whiten your teeth without the bothersome heat or ultraviolet rays of a light. Opalescence Boost also contains potassium nitrate and fluoride, which help to improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity, and offering increased cavity prevention.
The most common type of home teeth whitening involves placing a gel-like whitening solution, which usually contains hydrogen peroxide, in a tray that resembles a Nightguard or mouth guard. Over-the-counter mouthpieces are unlikely to fit correctly and can cause gum irritation if the whitening agent seeps out. The tray is then placed over the teeth for a certain period of time, anywhere from an hour or two to overnight.
Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are only available from your dentist, who will supervise your treatment from initial consultation through completion. The sticky, viscous gel won't migrate to gums and most formulations include Potassium Fluoride (PF), which helps to improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity and offering increased cavity prevention.