Teeth are not naturally bright white. Plus, they are susceptible to stains as a result of everyday activities, like drinking coffee and eating berries. Some individuals’ teeth are so dull and yellow that they hesitate to smile in public. Does that scenario sound all too familiar to you? Visit Dr. Badawy to talk about professional teeth whitening in Chittenango. Either an in-office or take-home treatment may be the perfect way for you to achieve a brilliant, glowing smile that you are proud to show off.
In-office teeth whitening with Opalescence Boost begins with a simple shade comparison so Dr. Badawy can determine the starting color of your teeth. Then, our team will place a lip and cheek tractor in your mouth before we apply a protective barrier gel along your gumline to shield your gums from the whitening gel. After your dentist in Chittenango applies the whitening gel to your teeth, you’ll wait about twenty minutes before the gel is removed. Depending on how your teeth react to the gel, it might be applied up to three times during your appointment. Your total treatment time may be around an hour.
Since Opalescence Boost is chemically activated, no hot, uncomfortable light is needed to allow the gel to do its job. Also, because the gel contains an anti-sensitivity agent, most patients experience little to no post-treatment sensitivity.
If you opt for a take-home whitening treatment, we’ll provide you with Opalescence Go. You’ll wear the whitening trays, which are pre-filled with a professional strength whitening gel, each day for 15 – 60 minutes (depending on the strength of the gel). You should notice dramatic results in as little as 5 – 10 days! This treatment even comes in a couple of different flavors, so you can choose how your mouth will taste after your remove the whitening trays.
Both whitening options are effective, but one or the other may be a better fit for you depending on your circumstances. In-office whitening may be best for you if:
On the other hand, a take-home treatment might be the better option if:
Are you ready to dial up your smile’s brilliance? Dr. Badawy will be happy to help you achieve the glowing grin you’ve always wanted! To learn more about our whitening services or to schedule your cosmetic consultation, contact Chittenango Family Dental today.