Teeth whitening can drastically change your smile and improve your self-esteem at the same time. The peroxide ingredient in most teeth whitening products is what actually bleaches the enamel and makes your teeth whiter. The current percentages of peroxide in these products are 10, 16, and 22%. But a word of caution, stronger does not always mean better, because sometimes these products can cause tooth sensitivity and gum irritation.
But let’s start with Teeth Whitening Toothpastes. Most of them contain mild abrasives to remove surface stains. But because they generally do not contain peroxide, they are not designed to actually "bleach" your teeth. Teeth whitening strips, sold over the counter, are fairly inexpensive and easy to use but they may take longer to produce the desired results depending on the strength of peroxide that they contain.
Now, In our office, we offer two professional whitening options. The first is a take-home kit which includes the bleaching gel and a customized tray. The tray is molded to the shape of your teeth to help ensure even bleaching and to minimizing gum irritation. The second option is an in-office treatment which takes about an hour. This treatment uses a clinically proven whitening gel, which contains potassium nitrate as well as fluoride. It not only whitens your teeth, it makes them stronger at the same time.
Spring is on its way so come on in for your spring cleaning and brighten up your smile today. For a limited time, we are offering the Opalescence tooth whitening take home kit, regularly $99 for just $59. Call to reserve yours today.