Teeth Whitening Treatments that Work

Teeth whitening procedures help lighten teeth and eliminate stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental processes because it can significantly improve your smile. It is a process that restores the natural color of the teeth, or in numerous cases, just improves the color of the teeth to a whiter shade. There are many teeth whitening methods offered at Dentistry Plus .

Our dentist at Dentistry Plus in Lexington, Kentucky works with several teeth whitening products and teeth whitening kits. Recommendations are given based on your particular needs. Since there are some precautions to be taken with all of these procedures, it is suggested that our dentist performs them.

Laser

This teeth whitening procedure can lighten a patients teeth by several shades, in just one visit. The bleaching gel is activated by a laser, giving the patient the quickest results of all teeth whitening processes. Laser teeth whitening can also resolve issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. However, laser whitening is not recommended to everyone, so it is suggested you consult with our dentist.

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 Dentistry Plus, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 859-263-1818 to schedule a consultation.

Take-Home Whitening Trays

Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth, and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.

These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.

Zoom! Whitening

The Zoom! teeth whitening kit consists of hydrogen peroxide gel and an overhead lamp that delivers UV light. In the Zoom! teeth whitening procedure, the hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to the patient’s teeth. Once the hydrogen peroxide gel has been applied, an overhead lamp delivers UV light to the teeth.

Dentistry Plus in Lexington, Kentucky can make sure that the teeth whitening procedure you are looking for is done with care and comfort. For any further questions, please feel free to contact our office today at 859-263-1818.