Everybody wants to have white teeth.
Nobody wants to show people an unsightly yellow smile, or see one in the mirror for that matter. Having white teeth can greatly improve your self-confidence and have a noticeable impact on your life. Keeping your teeth white as you age by just brushing and flossing gets harder over time as plaque builds up, and eventually you end up with a smile that is less than it could be.
Thankfully, we have a product to fix this called opalescence, which makes teeth whitening, a quick and painless process.
What is Opalescence?
Opalescence is a fluoride and potassium based gel used to whiten your teeth. It is specifically designed to penetrate deep into your teeth and break down all the plaque molecules that have hardened there over the years. Despite opalescence breaking down these plaque molecules in your teeth, it doesn’t harm your teeth at all, in fact it strengthens them. The fluoride and potassium nitrate in the opalescence gels has been shown to strengthen the enamel, making your teeth less sensitive and providing additional protection against future cavities.
How Long Does it Last?
While no teeth whitening procedure will last forever, opalescence will last a long time if you take care of your teeth properly afterwards. Some factors that influence how long the results of a teeth whitening last include:
- Some Medications
- Bad Habits
Of course, participating in activities that obviously harm your smile like smoking, drinking sugary drinks, and not brushing your teeth will be the quickest way to offset the effects of your teeth whitening.
How Does It Work?
You can have your teeth whitened with opalescence in a variety of different ways. There are different flavors you can choose from as well as application methods. You can have opalescence done in a prefilled tray, or by coming in to have a custom fitted tray made.
Even if you choose to do it at home, you should first schedule an appointment with a dentist to assess what the best shade for your teeth might be. It’s important to note that while opalescence is perfect for whitening your teeth, it won’t have any effect on fillings or crowns. If you have a filling or crown, you can still have your teeth whitened, however, you just need to discuss other options for whitening your crown or filling with your dentist.
If you are considering a teeth whitening using our opalescence procedure, give us a call today or fill out our contact form! Apple Valley Dental group has years of experience. We look forward to see you beaming from ear to ear with a beautiful set of pearly whites.