Phoenix Tooth Whitening
Opalescence take-home tooth whitening solution contains 20% Carbamide Peroxide Strength. We even use a mint flavor, so this means that there is no more nasty taste during the whitening process.
At Paradise Ridge Dentistry we offer two tooth whitening options:
- Venus in-office whitening
- Opalescence take-home tooth whitening solution
With the Venus in-office whitening treatment, your teeth can be whitened two to three shades lighter in just 45 minutes to an hour. The other option, Opalescence take-home tooth whitening provides pleasing results in about two weeks.
In some cases, some patients may experience tooth or gum sensitivity. If this happens, simply purchase Sensodyne® toothpaste over the counter to use during the whitening process.
Take-home Tooth Whitening Duration and Instructions
With the Opalescence take-home kit, you will notice results in about two weeks, depending on the level of tooth discoloration and how often and how carefully you follow the instructions.
Custom Tray Preparation:
- Boil water in a glass cup.
- Dip one tray at a time in the boiling water for about five seconds (until you notice the tray is about to melt).
- Place the tray on either your upper or lower teeth and press your fingers on the tray to form around your teeth and leave it in your mouth for about 10 seconds.
- Remove the tray and trim the top of it and cut off the tab with scissors to fit properly over your gums.
- Repeat the entire process for the second tray.
Give us a call to learn more about Opalescence take-home whitening solution. We’ll be happy to provide you with a consultation to determine if this method will work for you.
Advantages Of Opalescence Take-home Kit Compared to Store-bought Kits
Opalescence solution is far more comfortable for your mouth and much more concentrated than solutions used in the store-bought kits. The take-home kit also comes with trays that are custom fitted to your mouth so that every tooth is consistently whitened. Best of all, the whitening trays are for you to custom fit while at home. You just boil the trays in water and place them over your teeth for a perfect custom fit. Trays can be used over and over to maintain your beautiful white teeth.
No more impressions are taken of your mouth, no more second visits to pick up your custom trays, and less cost to you. Also, with the custom fitted trays, there is no solution seepage in your mouth. Our experienced team at Paradise Ridge Dentistry will be on hand to support you through the process if you have any questions.
How Effective Is Opalescence Take-home Tooth Whitening?
Opalescence tooth whitening produces great results removing stains from teeth that are dingy and yellow or that have stains. You will need to consider other options however if your teeth are stained below the surface due to fluoridation or if you have tetracycline stains. This product does not work on dental restorations such as crowns. Discoloration beneath the tooth enamel requires alternative treatment. You may want to consider dental bonding or porcelain veneers in such cases. Call us for a consultation appointment to discuss the best option for you.
We also offer a lunch hour special for a free take-home tooth whitening pen or fluoride treatment when you schedule your dental appointment Monday, Thursday, or Friday between 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.