Teeth Whitening – At Home with Opalescence™
SERVING GRIFFIN AND HAMPTON AS YOUR FAMILY DENTIST
You may be quite happy with the size and alignment of your teeth, but dentist-supervised tooth whitening gives you the dazzling smile you always wanted. Tooth whitening is safe, effective and long lasting. At Allred Family Dentistry, the dentists trust the Opalescence™ tooth whitening system.
Your Opalescence™ home whitening kit involves a special tray that is customized to fit over your teeth and powerful, prescription-strength whitening gel, which is inserted into the tray before you wear it. Your dentist gives you detailed instructions about how long you should wear the tray each day, and the gel won’t migrate to your gums.
Opalescence™ can provide results after just one night, and within a week you can expect a dramatic improvement, leaving you with a bright, white smile.
Q: How can I safely whiten my teeth?
A: There are multiple ways to whiten your teeth.
- At home whitening trays. These products use peroxide-based gels to bleach your teeth. Generally, the process involves the daily application of the gel in a custom fitted tray for about two weeks.
- Opalescence™ whitening (aka in-office whitening). Opalescence™ is a procedure that takes place in a single visit to your dentist. It involves the application of a specially formulated gel that, when exposed to a type of light energy, penetrates the stains in your teeth, breaking them up and leaving your smile brighter and whiter. The entire process takes about an hour.
- Porcelain veneers. Many people who have tetracycline stained teeth and cannot whiten their teeth with traditional means, or people who want a more permanent solution will opt for porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers is a great way to whiten your teeth in a more permanent fashion. The veneers do not stain with time and also correct many other concerns that you may have including crooked teeth, gaps in teeth and a gummy smile. Most of the smile makeovers you see on television are accomplished with porcelain veneers.
If you’ve lost a tooth, a large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if left uncorrected.