Everyone wants that dazzling Hollywood smile, and now there’s no reason not to have it. A few visits to your local dental professional may be all it takes to remove years of staining from your enamel and leave your teeth looking brighter and cleaner. Even better, in most instances, you can choose from in-office or at-home treatments. St. Anthony Park Dental Care, in St. Paul, MN, recommends the teeth-whitening product Opalescence.
What Is Opalescence?
Opalescence is a prescription-strength teeth-whitening product that’s available only at your dentist’s office. When supplied and supervised by a dental professional, teeth-whitening products are safer and more effective. This ensures you have the best experience and get the best results from your applications.
How Does Opalescence Whiten Teeth?
Opalescence offers four different methods to whiten and brighten your teeth. Talk with your dental professional about which one is best for you. You may choose from pre-filled trays, customized trays that have been fitted specifically to your teeth, In-office teeth whitening, or teeth-whitening toothpaste.
Opalescence uses hydrogen peroxide and/or carbamide peroxide to safely and effectively restore your teeth to their natural bright state. No light-activation is necessary, and all forms of Opalescence are vegan-approved and free from animal products.
Does Teeth Whitening Work for Everyone?
Teeth whitening in St. Paul, MN, works for people of most ages, although there may be some instances when it’s not the best solution. If you’re struggling with periodontal disease, for instance, your dentist may caution against the use of teeth-whitening products. Similarly, whitening products won’t work on veneers, crowns, or dental implants.
For those who wish to whiten and brighten natural teeth that are in good shape, however, teeth-whitening products such as Opalescence are ideal. Easy and convenient to use, they affect visible change in just a few applications. Years of stains and discolorations go away, leaving you with a dazzling new smile.
Can I Use Opalescence at Home?
Opalescence offers several options for whitening teeth at home. You may choose Opalescence go — pre-filled trays that are ready to use right out of the box. Or you may elect to use Opalescence PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride) This option uses customized trays that your dentist has fabricated by taking actual molds of your teeth. Both types of trays are easy to fill and fit to your teeth. Simply leave them on according to your dentist’s recommendations, then remove them and brush your teeth afterward. You’ll also clean each tray after use and store it in the provided container.
You may also use Opalescence teeth-whitening toothpaste at home, to keep your smile brighter and whiter longer and to reduce sensitivity.
Does Whitening my Teeth Cause Damage?
Whitening your teeth professionally causes no damage, though you may notice increased sensitivity afterward. Your dentist can direct you to products that help decrease tooth sensitivity. The actual process of whitening teeth uses oxidizing molecules that pass into your enamel to remove discoloration. It does not remove the enamel or harm the underlying dentin.
Where Can I Go to Have my Teeth Whitened?
While there are many over-the-counter remedies for teeth-whitening, none work as well as prescription-strength products. For this reason, you should visit your dentist for the best and safest results. Your dental professional is best suited to help you find the right product. They are also able to instruct you on how to use it, and may be able to demonstrate best practices before you leave the office.
If whiter, brighter teeth and a more beautiful smile are your goals, teeth-whitening may be the solution you’ve been seeking. In St. Paul, MN, St. Anthony Park Dental Care is available to help. We’ll help get you set up with at-home Opalescence teeth-whitening trays. Or, we can whiten your teeth during your office visit, using similar technology. Either way, you’re going to love the way you look once the process is complete.
Teeth whitening is non-invasive, fast, and completely painless. Yet, the results are stunning. If you have an important upcoming event that requires the brightest smile possible, schedule your initial consultation today. Our clinicians are experienced, friendly, and always professional. And we know what’s best for your teeth. Call today to book your appointment for teeth-whitening services in St. Paul.