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Brighter Teeth for the Summer

June 11, 2018
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When the sun shines a bit brighter during the summer, does it make you want to brighten up your smile with a teeth-whitening treatment? While there are plenty of options for whitening your teeth, ranging from over-the-counter to DIY treatments, professional whitening treatments with the help of your dentist can come with some benefits. Your dentist can help monitor any issues, such as tooth sensitivity, and your dentist can also help you choose the best method to reach your smile goals.  

Kits Ready to Go Home

There are some professional-grade whitening kits that are ready for you to take home in use right out of the package. Opalescence Go is one such kit that includes pre-filled disposable mouth trays. The professional-grade whitening gel pre-filled into the trays that can get your teeth shades lighter.  Opalescence Go is available in mint, melon, or peach flavors, and the whitening gel contains fluoride and potassium nitrate, which is great for your teeth’s enamels. This kind of option is often the most affordable choice.

Customized Trays

Opalescence PF whitening gel is an option that can be customized specifically for your smile’s needs, while also being able to be worn in the comfort of your own home. First, your dentist will take impressions of your smile, which will be used to create custom whitening trays for you. Customizing the mouth trays allows for the whitening gel to better penetrate all of the unique curves of your smile. The whitening formula is designed to prevent dehydration, and is available in mint, melon, and regular flavor.

In-Office Treatments

Opalescence Boost is done in your dentist’s office. Choosing this option can give you the fastest results at a treatment time of usually an hour or less. Depending on your smile goals and when you want to reach them, you and your dentist can decide the best whitening solution for you. Opalescence Boost is chemically activated, which means that a special curing light is not necessary to activate the whitening gel.

Are You Ready to Get Whiter Teeth for the Summer?

Talk to your dentist about which whitening option is best for your smile. To do so, schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.