What is Opalescence Teeth Whitening?

Opalescence Teeth Whitening

Opalescence teeth whitening is a service offered by your dentist at Carolina Dental Arts in Raleigh and Goldsboro, NC. This type of professional teeth whitening offers up to eight shades of improvement in your smile’s brightness in just over an hour. While you sit back and relax, your dentist can remove years of discoloration and yellowing to provide a more youthful appearance for your smile. In fact, Opalescence is ideal for anyone seeking immediate results.

Below, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Opalescence teeth whitening. You can then decide if you want a brighter smile and request this professional teeth whitening service from your Carolina Dental Arts office as part of your next visit.

What Is Opalescence Teeth Whitening?

In a nutshell, Opalescence teeth whitening is a quick professional cosmetic dentistry procedure that takes place in your Carolina Dental Arts dentist’s office. Unlike at-home whitening methods, you can experience up to eight shades of improvement in your smile’s brightness in just over an hour. Opalescence improves the discoloration of enamel and dentin that occurs over time and as you consume staining foods and beverages, such as tea, wine, tomato sauce and coffee.

Who Benefits From This Type of Teeth Whitening?

Almost anyone can benefit from Opalescence teeth whitening under their dentist’s care. To find out if you can brighten your smile with Opalescence, visit your dentist for an oral exam and shade assessment.

Why Is Teeth Whitening so Popular Today?

Teeth whitening is so popular because it is easier and more cost-effective than ever before to achieve a brighter, whiter smile. Through methods like Opalescence teeth whitening, you can achieve a more youthful looking smile in only just over an hour.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Teeth whitening is safe for most patients under the care and supervision of their experienced dentist. In fact, whitening is one of the most in-demand services dentists offer. However, Opalescence is best used for patients ages 13 and older. Adults typically benefit most from whitening, particularly with this method removing up to eight shades of stains, discoloration and yellowing. Despite being safe, Opalescence teeth whitening is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

How Long Do the Results Last?

If you follow your dentist’s post-procedure care instructions, your teeth whitened by Opalescence teeth whitening will remain lighter than before your visit. But maintaining your whiter smile requires you to brush twice daily and floss each day, as you normally would. Ask your dentist about Opalescence touch-ups in the form of take-home gel to help you keep your smile brighter and whiter for longer.

Is Opalescence Teeth Whitening Better Than Over-the-Counter Products?

Opalescence provides much better results in just over an hour, than you can achieve using at-home, over-the-counter teeth whitening products. The quick, in-office results are better than whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes that require many applications for a visible difference. In fact, you can achieve eight shades of whitening improvement in just over an hour in the dentist’s chair.

How Does Opalescence Teeth Whitening Work?

Opalescence teeth whitening is light activated. Its active ingredient, hydrogen peroxide, breaks down and enables oxygen to enter your tooth enamel and dentin. This bleaches colored substances while not affecting your tooth structure. It is the light source used in the process that activates the hydrogen peroxide. It is a painless procedure during which you can sit back, relax and watch videos, listen to music or simply take a short nap.

Does Opalescence Whitening Cause Side Effects?

There are no real side effects to Opalescence teeth whitening. That is, with the exception of some people experiencing temporary cold sensitivity during the procedure. These symptoms go away within the next few days after treatment completion. In fact, Opalescence is one of the safest methods for the teeth whitening results you want.

How Long Must I Wait for My Whiter Smile to Appear?

Opalescence teeth whitening provides immediate results. That is, you will notice your smile is up to eight shades lighter when your dental visit ends. It is one of the fastest methods for providing such dramatic results, taking only about an hour in your dentist’s office.

What Is Opalescence Take-Home System?

If you prefer to perform teeth whitening yourself , your Carolina Dental Arts dentist also offers Opalescence Take-Home Systems. These systems enable you to brighten your smile over the course of several nights. You simply apply the gel as directed and leave it on for between four and eight hours. Your dentist specifies how many applications you will need and precisely how long you should wear the gel for the results you want to achieve.

Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Dentist Visit Today

In-office Opalescence teeth whitening treatment is best provided after a routine dental exam and teeth cleaning. If you would like to experience up to eight shades of whitening improvement for a brighter smile, schedule your next visit at Carolina Dental Arts in Goldsboro or Raleigh, NC today.