It’s easy to be drawn toward toothpaste promises of “Whiter teeth in just 10 days!” Or, “This whitening product won’t damage tooth enamel.” When it comes to the validity of these claims, how truthful are they? At Chester County Family Dentistry, we understand the frustration our patients experience from whitening product claims that fall short in transforming the teeth safely and effectively. That’s why we offer patients professional opalescence tooth whitening systems to give them the look and feel they desire while maintaining the integrity of their teeth.
Opposed to over-the-counter or home-remedy teeth whitening solutions, Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems whiten and brighten the teeth several shades lighter, with minimal damage, supervised by a team of professionals.
Our CCFD team helps patients identify the best teeth-whitening process out of the following three options, based on their individual needs.
In as little as three weeks, a whiter smile can be achieved with the at-home and in-office Opalescence hybrid. A 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is first applied in our CCFD office. The process only takes about 15 minutes before showing visible results. Patients are then provided with a gel and a whitening tray to take home. The tray should be worn for a maximum of 30 minutes per day (as opposed to eight hours with a traditional over-the-counter whitener.) If needed, an additional whitening treatment can be provided in a follow-up appointment.
Using a potassium nitrate and fluoride gel, the Opalescence PF Tray Gel whitening treatment not only whitens teeth but also decreases sensitivity and prevents cavities. Dr. David Montgomery or Dr. Ryan Dunn will create a custom tray for the teeth. Once the tray is completed, a whitening gel will be made with a specific concentration to address the individual needs of the patient. The gel should be placed on the teeth for a maximum of 30 minutes and can be done day or night.
For the budget-conscious patient, we suggest Opalescence Go. This whitening tray is exclusively for in-home use as a one-size-fits-all option. A thin, clear plastic tray holds a whitening gel formulated to whiten the teeth while also strengthening the tooth enamel. The gel can be worn during the day and then discarded after use.
If you’d like to know more about how Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems can improve and whiten your smile safely, effectively, and conveniently, please reach out to one of our Chester County Family Dentistry team members.
Contact us anytime for questions regarding teeth whitening services or to book an appointment at 610-431-0600.