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Opalescence Whitening for Your Smile

November 14, 2017

The air is getting a little crisper and colder. The holidays are sneaking up on us. You may have plenty of holiday parties where you see coworkers, friends, and family. Maybe you have not seen some of them since last year’s holiday festivities. Whitening your smile can make you feel more confident, while giving you a fresher, brighter appearance. Why not start the holiday season with a dramatic whitening of your teeth to boost your confidence? Opalescence teeth whitening is a way to get a huge difference in your appearance in a non-invasive way.

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Take-Home Whitening

You can whiten your teeth at a professional level inside the comfort of your own home. Your dentist can provide you with an Opalescence whitening kit that includes professional-grade gel and a custom mouth tray. You will apply the treatment on your teeth at home for about two weeks. The professional-grade gel is formulated to prevent dehydration. When working with your dentist to whiten your teeth, your dentist can better monitor any sensitivity issues that may develop. Your dentist can recommend different levels of concentration in the gel based on the current color of your teeth and your shade goals. The tray that holds the gel is custom-designed to best fit your mouth and teeth. A customized tray better allows the whitening gel to penetrate every curve of your teeth to remove stains and brighten the enamel.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If the stains on your teeth are deeper than the outer layer enamel of your teeth, whitening may not be able to remove them. Your dentist can discuss other cosmetic dentistry options best for your teeth with you. Cosmetic bonding can be used to cover deep staining especially if it only affects one or a few teeth. Porcelain veneers can be an excellent option to upgrade your smile when intrinsic stains affect most of your smile.

Are You Ready for a Brighter Smile?

Ask your dentist if Opalescence professional whitening is right for you. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.