What is Teeth Whitening and how does it work?

Teeth stains, for which teeth whitening procedure is done, can be of two main kinds: extrinsic and intrinsic. As implied by their names, extrinsic stains are on the teeth-surface, and hence, are pretty much removable with whitening toothpastes. Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, are located in the micro-cracks deep within the enamel on the dentin. These stubborn intrinsic stains are hardly removed with any routine treatment and cause unsightly teeth discoloration.

With cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, teeth are whitened from the inside out. This is done by use of Opalescence gel with active whitening ingredients like carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. Oxygen molecules from these ingredients break bonds between enamel and stain molecules. Eventually, you get whiter and brighter teeth and an attractive smile.

Opting for professional whitening rather than over-the-counter products by consulting a professional dentist to decide the best option for your teeth is most preferable. Dental experts understand oral problems and based on your aesthetic concerns can make recommendations based on their training and experience. You can ask your dentist to explain the whitening procedure and other related details before the treatment.

Our Opalescence gel contains potassium nitrate that reduces sensitivity and fluoride that alleviates caries and strengthens enamel. Also, we offer this gel in different flavors and different levels of concentration for flexibility in treatment. The gel is purposely made viscous so it doesn’t migrate to soft tissues and prevent dehydration or shade relapse.

Choosing the right procedure

Opalescence caters to a wide range of dental procedures and treatments that are safe and advanced. If you wish to come in for an in-office treatment or have a mind for the comfort of a custom tray – we do it all for you the way you prefer. Learn about our products and services and give us a call any time to be on your road to a happy smile!

Schedule a consultation today. Dr. Assadian and his highly qualified staff are here to assist you in all aspects of your dental needs.