Teeth Whitening

teeth whiteningIt’s completely normal and natural for a person’s teeth to become stained and less vibrant over time. However, you don’t have to live with stained teeth or a dull-colored smile! With professional teeth whitening treatments, you can eliminate stains and get a whiter, brighter smile. 

How Do Teeth Whitening Treatments Work?

At Aurora Hills Dental, we offer Opalescence whitening treatments to our patients. Professional teeth whitening treatments with Opalescence use a gel and tray system.  The whitening agents contain a combination of potassium nitrate and fluoride to oxidize and remove stains from your enamel and dentin layers while also fortifying teeth against sensitivity. 

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?

There are lots of over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, including toothpaste, strips, mouthwash, chewing gum, and more. While these products can help you keep a brighter, whiter smile, they won’t provide you with the kinds of results you can get at the dentist’s office with professional whitening treatments.  We first examine your teeth and talk with you about your whitening goals. We can then recommend a specific course of whitening treatments designed to achieve your desired results within a set number of treatments.  Additionally, we help you achieve the results you’re hoping for while ensuring a completely safe teeth whitening experience. 

Do Teeth Whitening Treatments Work on Dental Appliances?

Only natural teeth respond to teeth whitening treatments. Dental appliances and tooth replacements such as dental fillings, dental bonding, dental crowns, and dental bridges cannot be whitened with teeth whitening treatments.  If you have replacement teeth or other appliances in your mouth that have become stained or discolored, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zalesky to discuss the process for revitalizing your dental restorations. 

How To Maintain Your Brighter Smile

Professional teeth whitening treatments are incredibly effective, but they are not permanent. To keep your smile looking whiter and brighter for longer, we recommend adding an over-the-counter whitening product, such as whitening toothpaste, to your oral hygiene routine.  Additionally, you should avoid foods and drinks, such as wine, coffee, tea, and berries, that can more easily stain your teeth.

Professional Opalescence Teeth Whitening in Aurora

If you want a whiter, brighter smile, we welcome you to schedule an appointment at Aurora Hills Dental. Our dentist can examine your teeth and gums and talk with you about the best options for refreshing and revitalizing your smile with professional dental care.  To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.