Teeth Whitening Treatments in Dallas
Want to turn heads with a beautifully white smile? Good news! Dr. Vanderbrook offers powerful in-office Opalescence Boost treatment and professional-strength Opalescence teeth whitening kits for patients who’d like brighter teeth. Opalescence produces premier, highly regarded whitening products that are safe, effective, and customized by Dr. Vanderbrook for each patient.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
With a chemically activated formula that needs no heat or ultraviolet rays from a light to be effective, Opalescence Boost allows Dr. Vanderbrook to provide optimal whitening results and patient comfort. Opalescence Boost also reduces tooth sensitivity and strengthens enamel with the addition of potassium nitrate and fluoride in the whitening gel. Don't think a whitening appointment can fit into your schedule? A refreshed look could be yours sooner than you think: Opalescence Boost delivers a dramatically whiter smile in about an hour. To maintain in-office results, use Opalescence at-home whitening as needed.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Opalescence teeth whitening kits from Dr. Vanderbrook's office have a higher concentration of carbamide peroxide than over-the-counter whitening kits. Prescription-strength Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are available in several formulations; Dr. Vanderbrook will determine the appropriate type for your needs. When you choose Opalescence to transform your smile, Dr. Vanderbrook will take impressions of your mouth and fabricate a custom tray that will deliver professional-grade whitening gel to your teeth. The tray will be yours to keep, so you can refresh your smile as needed with another quick treatment.
Benefits of Opalescence teeth whitening kits include:
- Flexible treatment time
- Reduced potential for sensitivity
Along with the proper whitening materials, Dr. Vanderbrook will also provide a list of recommended whitening session lengths. The amount of time and the frequency with which you use the tray and gel will determine how gradually results will appear. With proper use, the Opalescence kit yields a dazzling smile in the comfort of your home.
Contact Us to Learn More About Your Options
To find out more or to schedule your appointment, call our office today. One-hour in-office whitening with Opalescence Boost or simple and effective Opalescence tray-delivered whitening can restore your smile’s youthful glow.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Do you have questions about teeth whitening in Dallas? If so, you’re not alone. Whether you choose in-office or take-home kits, knowing how to blast away stains and maintain your results safely and effectively often requires thorough discussions with your cosmetic dentist. Fortunately, Dr. Vanderbrook is here to provide the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding teeth whitening so you can feel more at ease and be willing to move forward with treatment. If you have any additional questions, however, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?
You may feel hesitant to pursue teeth whitening in Lakewood if you’re worried about the procedure potentially causing pain. The good news is that when choosing a professional system and skilled cosmetic dentist, you are much less likely to experience tooth sensitivity, which can often lead to significant discomfort. Although, if you do suffer from regular sensitivity, you’ll want to make sure Dr. Vanderbrook knows before moving forward with your treatment plan. It may be necessary to spread out your whitening sessions as well as limit/avoid the consumption of hot or cold beverages.
You may also find it helpful to use specialized toothpaste designed to reduce the potential for sensitivity.
What’s the Difference Between Professional and Store-Bought Teeth Whitening?
When you try to compare professional whitening services with kits found on your local drug store shelves, you’ll discover there are very few similarities. Do-it-yourself (DIY) options usually contain one-size-fits-all trays or strips that use a low-grade (less powerful) bleaching gel. Professional treatments are customized according to your needs and goals.
When starting a professional whitening plan, your cosmetic dentist in Dallas will begin by examining your oral health and determining if you’re a good candidate. If you have any customized restorations, they will not be changed by any bleaching agent. Should you show signs of periodontal disease or tooth decay, you’ll need to undergo specialized treatment first.
Not only is professional whitening safer to use, but it is highly effective and monitored with the help of a trusted expert.
Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?
No, teeth whitening will not work on any custom-made restorations (i.e., crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, onlays). Because these are artificial teeth, they are not porous like regular tooth enamel, so the bleaching agent cannot penetrate. The substances used can also break down the bonding agent used to hold your restoration in place, which is why it is strongly encouraged that you discuss your dental history with your cosmetic dentist in Lakewood during your initial consultation.
As long as you remain committed to proper oral hygiene, you can keep your restorations looking healthy and new. Should your crown become discolored over time, you can always have it replaced.
Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?
While it would be nice to only need one treatment for teeth whitening, the reality is this simply isn’t true. You can expect your results to last a few months depending on the type of product used as well as how well you take care of your smile after treatment is complete. Optimal oral hygiene, limited consumption of dark-colored beverages, and regular checkups and cleanings every six months are effective ways to keep your smile looking whiter. You should know, however, that touch-ups will be necessary if you want to keep your teeth brighter.