Opalescence Whitening

Immediate Whitening With Ease

Opalescence Whitening is a laser bleaching process that uses a proprietary new cosmetic dentistry technology to whiten tooth discoloration an average of six to eight shades within a small space of time. If you are interested in more immediate results, the Opalescence In-Office Whitening System can provide you with this level of whitening in a little over an hour during a regular dental appointment period. The Opalescence Take-Home Whitening System utilizes a patent-pending gel and is used over a period of three days. Research and clinical studies show that teeth whitening under the supervision of a dental professional is one of the safest dental procedures available. Unlike over-the-counter options, your dentist will work hand in hand with you until you are satisfied with your results. Opalescence, however, is not recommended for children under thirteen years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Discoloration of tooth enamel happens over time for a variety of reasons. Aging and consumption of coffee, tea or using tobacco products are all culprits. Other causes such as certain antibiotics during tooth formation can cause excessive tooth discoloration in childhood. For the best whitening results, it is extremely important that teeth be clean and free of tartar and plaque. This allows the Opalescence Whitening gel to penetrate for greatest results.

Whitening results last, on average, about a year. Limiting staining foods and beverages and smoking can sustain your results longer. The most common side effect is tooth and gum sensitivity so it is important to consult with your dentist to make sure you are a good candidate for Opalescence Whitening.

Please call Dr. Joseph Chiafair at Ponte Vedra Dental for more information on Opalescence Whitening techniques.