With time, our teeth tend to become discolored or stained. This is unavoidable and can be due to several reasons. Though, with the variety of teeth restoration choices available, an attractive smile is a possibility for all. Teeth whitening is a great option to produce a sparkling smile. Below you will find a list of the several teeth whitening processes that we offer at Deer Creek Dental.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively, and is the most expensive method for whitening. All forms of teeth whitening work by releasing oxygen ions from a tooth whitening gel, which gently lift stains from the teeth. The laser simply lifts the stains faster. Another advantage of the laser is that (depending on the type of laser used) it can more easily be used to bleach one tooth at a time. This is helpful when one tooth is more discolored than the surrounding teeth.Read more about Laser Teeth Whitening
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 Deer Creek Dental, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 636-240-0115 to schedule a consultation.
Take Home Trays
Take-home trays are great because they can be used in the comfort of your home. Our dentist can provide you with a kit with instructions, or you can purchase these over-the-counter at any local pharmacy. Results are not immediate with this method but can be seen after a single session.
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!
Sometimes all it takes for a big enhancement in our appearance is a small step. We offer you a suitable way to enhance your smiles and boost your confidence with expert teeth whitening. If you’re a resident of O'Fallon, Missouri, and are looking for any of the above teeth whitening procedures, feel free to contact Deer Creek Dental. You may call us for an appointment or come to our office today. Our staff is here to answer any questions you might have.