Everyone wants to have the whitest smile possible these days, so the question is – which products will work the best for me? There are so many choices out there, and it can be hard to decide which product to use. Studies have shown that peroxide-based whiteners, which actually bleach the tooth enamel, work very well. Over the counter whiteners contain anywhere from 6% to 10% peroxide, while whiteners obtained from a dental professional may contain up to 20% peroxide. “Whitening" toothpastes are very popular and do provide additional stain removal, but ultimately do not alter the intrinsic color of teeth. Sensitivity after whitening is very common, but should diminish after the treatment has been completed. Use of desensitizing toothpaste, such as Sensodyne, may help while whitening to decrease sensitivity.
Our practice offers the Opalescence Tooth Whitening System. We have found the results pleasing to us and our patients. To find out more on how Opalescence could work for you click the link below.