Teeth Whitening Alternatives

These days, there are so many teeth whitening products on the market that the very idea of brightening your teeth can become more overwhelming than exciting.  Keep in mind that every individual is different, so results on a specific treatment might vary from person to person. Before deciding what method would work best on you consider your teeth’s sensitivity condition, the amount of time treatment would take, and if you’ll be more comfortable of doing the procedure in a dentist office or the comfort of your home. Your preferences and needs will give you a starting point about which treatment might suit you best. Now, we always recommend consulting with our dentist before making a final decision on any teeth whitening procedure.

Opalescence Boost

Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. 

Opalescence Boost consists of two syringes: The first contains 38 percent hydrogen peroxide, the active tooth whitening ingredient. The second syringe contains fluoride and potassium nitrate (PF), which helps strengthen tooth enamel, reduce sensitivity and protect against cavities. When mixed, the gel produces a distinct red color to help ensure correct placement and full removal of the product. 

Safe and effective, Opalescence Boost usually takes only one dental visit to complete. While one visit is all you need to achieve a brighter smile, difficult stains or extreme discoloration may require additional treatments.

At West University Family Dentistry, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 608-238-6244 to schedule a consultation.

Take-Home Trays

Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening that is both easy and cost-effective. Just follow the instructions given by your dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth and whiten them through a special gel that is placed on the inside of the trays.

The trays can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with guidelines provided by your dentist. The time that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.

West University Family Dentistry located in Middleton WI  offers you a variety of whitening methods. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact our dental office now 608-238-6244.