Teeth whitening and Zoom Whitening

Many individuals seek to brighten their smiles due to factors like aging, coffee, tea, soft drinks, tobacco, and alcohol, which can gradually dull the appearance of tooth enamel. If you’re looking to combat discoloration caused by daily habits, schedule a consultation at Opal Dental to explore your whitening options!

Methods of Whitening

Chairside Bleaching
In this method, your dentist administers the bleaching agent during your dental visit. The treatment typically lasts about an hour, with immediate results. However, the intense bleaching may lead to tooth sensitivity, requiring pain management afterward.

Home Bleaching
Opal Dental recommends a customized home bleaching kit tailored to your needs. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to create a precise-fitting bleaching tray. You’ll receive the kit along with instructions to apply the bleaching agent nightly for 1-2 weeks. The custom-fit tray ensures that the bleaching agent remains contained, minimizing gum exposure and allowing for the use of higher-concentration bleaching agents.

Potential Side Effects of Bleaching Agents

  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Enamel Damage from Over-Bleaching
  • Irritation or Damage to Inflamed or Diseased Gums

Before proceeding with teeth whitening, consult with your dentist to determine the most suitable option for achieving a brighter, more radiant smile.

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