Teeth Whitening Treatments
If you want to dazzle others with bright and beautiful pearly whites, there are a number of teeth whitening options available to you. While over-the-counter options are popular, dentist-supervised treatments are the safest and most effective ways to get a whiter smile. At Smiles at Julington Creek, we offer both in-office treatments and take-home teeth whitening kits so you can choose the option that works best for you and your goals.
Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work.
Opalescence Boost consists of two syringes: The first contains 38 percent hydrogen peroxide, the active tooth whitening ingredient. The second syringe contains fluoride and potassium nitrate (PF), which helps strengthen tooth enamel, reduce sensitivity and protect against cavities. When mixed, the gel produces a distinct red color to help ensure correct placement and full removal of the product.
Safe and effective, Opalescence Boost usually takes only one dental visit to complete. While one visit is all you need to achieve a brighter smile, difficult stains or extreme discoloration may require additional treatments.
At Smiles at Julington Creek, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 904-342-8423 to schedule a consultation.
Take-home trays are one of the most popular teeth whitening methods because the process can be completed at any time of day from the comfort of your own home. Our dentist will provide you with custom-made take-home trays for a secure and comfortable fit, along with a professional whitening gel that's inserted into the trays.You'll also receive instructions for how long to wear the take-home trays each day to achieve your desired results. This can vary depending on the degree of staining that must be addressed.
Zoom is a bleaching process widely used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine, or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp – to accelerate the bleaching process – to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.Read more about Zoom!
There are many teeth whitening methods and treatments will affect each individual differently. As such, we recommend a proper consultation with our dentist to ensure you choose the best options for you. Additionally, everyone’s current state of oral health is different, so certain treatments may not work for you. If you are looking to achieve a brighter smile, schedule a consultation with our dentist at Smiles at Julington Creek in St. Johns, Florida, by calling 904-342-8423.