Teeth whitening is by far the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. Dental Whitening procedures fit within almost any budget and the results are quick. There is a difference between teeth whitening and teeth bleaching. Whitening means brightening your teeth by polishing away stains caused by foods and beverages (berries, coffee, wine, tea, etc). This stain removal whitens teeth back to their naturally white stage. Bleaching refers to lightening a tooth from the inside out using peroxide. Bleaching brightens the inside (dentin) of the tooth, thereby making the whole natural tooth whiter.
Opalescence Boost (TM) uses a high-concentration hydrogen peroxide gel that absorbs quickly and thoroughly into the teeth, whitening teeth from the inside-out. For several years, Boost has been proven to be the most effective in-office dental whitening procedure available. It far surpasses Zoom! in whitening studies and competitions of all kinds, and it is what we recommend at Atlanta Dental Spa.
It does not work better than the trays or strips, it just works faster. This system is great for people who prefer to not wear trays or strips for an hour every day. We do it for you in our spa-like office, so you don’t have to do the work at home.
Whitening with custom trays is the system that has been most widely used over time. It is considered the gold standard for teeth whitening. One of the benefits of having these trays is that when you run out of gel, you only need to purchase more gel syringes, not a whole new system. So, it’s great for touch-ups (say after a month of heavy Starbucks).
When I came here, I was incredibly self-concious of my smile. I had lost trust in any single dentist. I found a place where I felt like I had a very smooth process. I had very transparent conversations from the get-go. They gave me my smile back!”
At your whitening appointment, we’ll place protective barriers and coatings on your lips, cheeks, and gums so that the strong peroxide only contacts your teeth.
Your job is to sit back, relax with noise-cancelling headphones and your choice of TV programming, and enjoy.
After two or three cycles of the peroxide gel, your teeth will get shades whiter in just one hour. It takes an average of 3 in-office dental whitening procedures to get your teeth to the whitest shade your teeth can attain.
For take-home whitening, we make models of your teeth and fabricate a clear plastic tray that fits perfectly. You are given syringes of whitening gel which goes in your trays. Then you wear your trays with the gel in them for 30 minutes to an hour. The peroxide gel enters your teeth and, though the same process as other professional whitening systems, whitens your teeth from the inside-out.