What is Opalescence® Home Teeth Whitening?
There are many factors and lifestyle habits that may lead to stained or yellow teeth, including drinking dark liquids, smoking or chewing tobacco, and the natural aging process. Our team of experienced practitioners is excited to help Cranston and Warwick, RI patients attain brighter, more confident smiles from the comfort of home with the Opalescence home teeth whitening system. Opalescence PF is an effective option known for its brightening power and unique formulation that combines potassium nitrate and fluoride to strengthen teeth while reducing sensitivity. At Cranston Dental Group, we're pleased to offer Opalescence Go and Opalescence PF take-home whitening to help you achieve a more vibrant, youthful grin. To learn about this effective cosmetic dentistry option, contact our friendly practice to schedule your visit today!
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"My appointment was at 11 am for a cleaning. Hygienist (Mary) greeted me right on time. She was very friendly and showed concern for the health of my teeth by asking a series of questions. The cleaning was very thorough and complete. Very pleased with the entire experience. Larry K."- L.K. / Google / Sep 22, 2021
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Who is a candidate for at-home teeth Whitening?
Opalescence home teeth whitening may be right for you if you prefer to brighten a dull smile at home when it's most convenient for you. Take-home whitening offers a gradual lightening of tooth enamel or may be used to heighten the results of an in-office teeth whitening treatment. Some patients undergo teeth whitening to brighten the shade of their teeth while others incorporate this cosmetic dentistry service into a smile makeover. While at-home teeth whitening can be effective for lightening yellow teeth or teeth stained by coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, or other factors, it will not alter the color of dental restorations (like crowns, fillings, or veneers). During your consultation, our team can help you determine if teeth whitening or another option is ideal for meeting your personal goals.
How Does at-Home Teeth Whitening Work?
Home teeth whitening solutions work to gradually diminish the appearance of yellow or stained teeth over the course of several days. To achieve optimal results, it is best to wear your trays for a consecutive period of time or as recommended by our team. During your visit, we'll provide you with instructions on how to apply take-home whitening solutions and how to wear the mouth trays. Cranston Dental Group is pleased to offer varying options to fit your home teeth whitening needs:
- Opalescence PF is a home whitening solution that is used in combination with custom mouth trays and includes two tubes of 20% carbamide peroxide. Impressions of your upper and lower teeth will be used to make custom teeth whitening trays from a clear, comfortable material. Each application can be worn for 2 – 4 hours a day.
- Opalescence Go is a home whitening kit that contains a ten-day supply of pre-filled mouth trays. These one-size-fits-all trays fit easily over the upper and lower teeth and can be worn anywhere from 15 – 90 minutes per day.
What happens After Your Whitening Treatment
To maintain the results of your Opalescence home whitening treatment, it's best to follow a good at-home oral care routine with proper flossing and brushing. We also encourage you to schedule twice-yearly cleanings at Cranston Dental Group where our staff uses special tools to polish teeth and remove surface stains. While your home teeth whitening results can last for several years with great oral hygiene and by minimizing foods and other products that stain, you may wish to touch-up your results over time to keep your smile looking bright.
Does dental Insurance Cover teeth Whitening?
As an elective cosmetic dentistry procedure, home teeth whitening is typically not covered by most dental insurance plans. However, we still want you to achieve a smile that helps you look great and feel fantastic. To make cosmetic dental services, like teeth whitening, even more convenient, Cranston Dental Group accepts several payment methods and can help you apply for special patient financing.
Whiten Stained or Yellow Teeth
Whether you prefer the rapid results of an in-office procedure, the ease of at-home treatment, or a mixture of both, we're ready to help you achieve optimal cosmetic results for your smile. Home teeth whitening from Cranston Dental Group may be a great option if you wish to attain a more vibrant smile and overcome the look of stained or yellow teeth. To learn whether Opalescence solutions might meet your aesthetic goals, please book a consultation with our Cranston, RI dental team today!