Teeth Whitening Treatments

Most people’s diets include foods and drinks that stain their teeth, such as coffee, sodas, wine, tea and even fruits like strawberries and blackberries. Acids in foods and beverages break down your teeth's enamel, causing stains. Therefore, no matter how well you take care of your teeth, they may still become discolored. Appearance has become more important than ever because it can be a starting point for building new relationships, and it can reveal a lot about an individual's hygiene. White teeth play a vital role in people’s image, which is why teeth whitening treatments have become so popular.  Teeth whitening is also more accessible, as these treatments can be performed in a dental office or implemented in your own home.

Opalescence Boost

Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. 

Opalescence Boost consists of two syringes: The first contains 38 percent hydrogen peroxide, the active tooth whitening ingredient. The second syringe contains fluoride and potassium nitrate (PF), which helps strengthen tooth enamel, reduce sensitivity and protect against cavities. When mixed, the gel produces a distinct red color to help ensure correct placement and full removal of the product. 

Safe and effective, Opalescence Boost usually takes only one dental visit to complete. While one visit is all you need to achieve a brighter smile, difficult stains or extreme discoloration may require additional treatments.

At Creative Smiles Dental, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 504-885-0467 to schedule a consultation.

Take Home Trays

Custom whitening trays are trays that are clear and are usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.

After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not suggested to use them for at least another day, after each application.

These whitening trays can be used several times to obtain the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case. Also, you can have them customize to you needs.

If you're interested in a teeth whitening procedure, we highly suggest consulting with our dentist first. Not only does Creative Smiles Dental in Metairie, Louisiana, offer quality service, they also ensure that you are fully satisfied with each treatment. For more information, please reach us at 504-885-0467. Our dentist and team are here to address any questions or concerns you may have.