What causes tooth discoloration
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
We have many options when it comes to whitening your teeth, and they are:
Opalescence Boost Whitening
Opalescence Boost Whitening is a chairside whitening process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
Opalescence Boost Whitening achieves the best results on yellow and brown tooth stains. Teeth with gray shading caused by tetracycline or other medications may respond to Dash treatment; however, whitening may be less effective on this kind of discoloration. Keep in mind that crowns and other tooth-colored restorations will not whiten. To avoid a technicolor effect and maintain uniform color, tooth-colored restorations may require replacement after the whitening procedure. Our highly trained staff will help you decide if Boost is the most effective whitening treatment for you.
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Opalescence Boost Whitening is not recommended for children under 18 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
The Opalescence Boost Whitening light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, whitening any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. Opalescence Boost Whitening also contains amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), potassium nitrate and flouride, ingredients proven to be beneficial to teeth and for relieving sensitivity.
Boost takes less than an hour to complete, and it is vegan and gluten free.
No. During the procedure, you can relax while laying back.
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing and brushing twice daily.
White Professional Effects Whitestrips
Get professional teeth whitening effects right at home with the Crest 3DWhite Professional Effects Whitestrips. Crest 3D White Professional Effect Whitestrips are thin, flexible strips that are coated with a tooth whitening gel. Designed to conform to the shape of your teeth, they work by keeping the teeth whitening gel in place against your teeth to remove stains below the enamel surface. Whitestrips use the same, effective whitening ingredient dentists use. You can drink water and even talk in them thanks to the Advanced Seal technology. Translation: They deliver the whitening you need where you need it for a brighter, whiter smile!
Just use them for 30 minutes a day for 14 days, and you will start to see results after 3 days and great results after only 7 days!
No! Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips remove stains and yellowing but nothing else. When used as directed, it’s a safe and effective addition to your beauty routine. Our Whitestrips contain the same enamel-safe teeth whitening ingredient as dentists use to whiten teeth, so you can be confident that they’re safe.
Opalescense Whitening Trays
Whitening your teeth removes these stains and discolorations, giving you a whiter, brighter smile. The active ingredients in Opalescence™ teeth whitening gels pass into your teeth to oxidize the discolored molecules deep down in your teeth, removing stains and whitening your smile. Opalescense’s original, patented formula contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride) for patient comfort and is sticky and viscous, so it stays where it’s placed. This unique feature prevents the teeth whitening gel from seeping out during treatment, ensuring both the gel and tray stay in place and work effectively for the duration of your treatment.
Tooth sensitivity is a relatively common side effect of teeth whitening. No harm is caused to your tooth as a result of a whitening treatment, and this discomfort is not an indication of damage to your tooth. If sensitivity occurs, it is most often temporary and will go away when you’ve completed the whitening process. If you do experience tooth sensitivity, there are ways to treat it using desensitizing toothpastes and gels such as Opalescence™ Whitening Toothpaste Sensitivity Relief or UltraEZ™ desensitizing gel. Consult with your dentist to determine the best treatment for your needs.
Everyone responds differently to whitening treatments and everyone will whiten at different rates. Some stains are easier to treat than others. Teeth that are yellow or brown are easier to whiten than teeth that are gray-ish. Younger patients typically whiten more quickly than older patients, but every patient is different.
When whitening, keep in mind that your smile looks most natural when the color of your teeth matches the whites of your eyes. Some people want a Hollywood white smile, but that is not a natural color for teeth and few people can actually reach that color of white. Compare strengths and wear times for our various Opalescence™ whitening products and consult with your dentist to help determine the right option for you.
Teeth whitening results are very stable, leaving you with a stunning smile long after your teeth whitening treatment is over. However, there are a few factors that can make teeth lose their luster. Things like genetics, diet, age, some medications (like tetracycline), and certain habits (like smoking) may affect the length of your whitening results. Fortunately, touch-up treatments are quick and easy, helping you get that bright, white smile back.