Do you have stained teeth? There are several teeth whitening solutions that can get rid of the stains. However, some of these solutions are not very effective, and will only get rid of partial stains, while others will only offer you short-term whitening benefits. Other whitening solutions can even be damaging to your teeth and gums, thus ending up causing more problems. However, at The Dentists at North Cypress, we offer reliable and effective teeth whitening solutions in the form of Opalescence whitening, which helps to fully restore your smile.
What Is Opalescence Whitening?
Opalescence whitening is a tooth whitening procedure that makes use of Opalescence gels to get rid of both surface and deep stains. The gels contain an active whitening ingredient—hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which removes the stain by oxidizing them, thus breaking down their chemical composition. Unlike some whitening agents, the agents found in the Opalescence gels are chemically activated. Therefore, light activation (use of lasers) is not necessary, but it can be used to increase the effectiveness of the procedure.
Opalescence gels also contain a potassium nitrate and fluoride. The potassium nitrate helps to reduce the sensitivity of your teeth to the whitening procedure, thus making the process safer and less invasive. Fluoride, on the other hand, boosts the strength of your tooth enamel.
Why Should You Opt for Opalescence Whitening?
There are several reasons why Opalescence whitening is a better choice than other teeth whitening procedures. Below is a look at some of them:
The Opalescence Whitening Procedure
The Opalescence whitening procedure is carried out in a single appointment. It starts with the cleaning of your teeth to remove any debris—plaque, tartar, food particles, etc. After the cleaning, a cheek retractor is inserted into your mouth to expose the surface of the teeth, while a protective substance will be applied to the gums to protect them. The gel is then applied, leaving it for about 10–15 minutes before rinsing. The application is repeated, for at least two times, until the desired results are achieved.
Maintaining the Whitening Benefits
Opalescence whitening is effective and offers long-lasting results. However, these results are not permanent, and over time, your teeth can become discolored again. However, you can maintain the results of the procedure for much longer through some ways:
Opalescence is an effective tooth whitening procedure that offers faster, longer-lasting, and safer results. Call us, The Dentists at North Cypress, at (281) 664-8100 today to find out more about Opalescence whitening and how it can make a difference in your life.
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