Discoloration on your teeth can be caused by poor oral hygiene, genetics, aging, intake of coffee, tea, wine, soda, juice, etc. Medications, aging, and smoking can also be contributing factors to teeth discoloration.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that lightens the color of your teeth. During teeth whitening, your dentist will use a whitening gel containing an active ingredient such as carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. The gel is applied to the surface of the teeth, and a special light may be used to enhance the action of the agent.
Some teeth whitening methods can be completed at home. However, your dentist may recommend professional teeth whitening for the best results.
Benefits of an In-office Teeth Whitening Treatment
While both at-home and professional teeth whitening treatments use peroxide gel, the concentration of peroxide in the gel is much higher in-office. In-office whitening treatments contain hydrogen peroxide gel at a concentration of 15% to 35%. This higher concentration also means faster results. Besides, since the entire procedure is done under the supervision of a dentist, it is safer and more effective.
While over-the-counter teeth whitening products may help remove surface stains, professional treatment from your dentist can remove stains beneath the surface. In addition, professional teeth whitening treatments provide patients with more immediate results.
At Northtowne Dental, we offer Opalescence Boost for in-office whitening that can whiten your teeth in less than an hour. Opalescence Boost is a revolutionary, in-office teeth whitening procedure in which patients can select their desired shade during their appointment and leave with teeth several shades whiter.
Advantages of Opalescence Boost whitening
Opalescence Boost whitening gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require light to work. This makes it great for patients who are unable to use light-accelerated whitening gels, including those who experience light sensitivity during the whitening treatment. Opalescence Boost whitening gel provides results in as little as 20 minutes, making it an ideal choice for patients who want to whiten their smile before a big event.
How Does Opalescence Boost Whitening Work?
Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated, pH-balanced teeth whitening gel supplied only by professional dental providers. The gel includes PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride) and delivers pure, pH-balanced hydrogen peroxide. The gel also contains amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), which has been shown to help reduce sensitivity.
To learn more about our dental procedures, call dentist in Albuquerque, NM at 505-797-1000 or visit our dental office located at 5900 Cubero Drive NE, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87109.