Looking for a brighter more youthful smile?
The foods we eat, our medications, our genetics, and the wearing down of tooth enamel, all can contribute to tooth discoloration. You can turn back the clock on tooth staining and restore the luster and brilliance of your smile with teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening methods
There are three popular teeth whitening options available at Mondale Dental. We Offer Opalescence® whitening products. This line of whitening products provides dazzling results, causes less sensitivity and can actually strengthen enamel.
Take home whitening with Opalescence® PF - Impressions of your teeth are taken and custom trays, tailored to your teeth are made. The trays are used to deliver the whitening gel in the comfort of your home. Wear time ranges from as little as 5 minutes to over-night depending on the strength of whitener chosen. This method gives you the best control over the end result.
Opalescence GO™ - is a kit of preloaded disposable whitening trays. It does not require impressions so you can get professional results without any extra time in the dental chair. These whitening kits are purchased from your doctor for use at home. Opalescence Go is ideal for people looking for an affordable option that gives great results for minor to moderate shade changes. Opalescence Go has a higher concentration of whitening ingredients and a better fit and feel than store bought strips or trays. The trays are worn from 15-minutes to one hour (depending on the strength of whitener). Opalescence Go is also a great way to do touch up after in-office whitening.
Common side effects or problems encountered with whitening include sensitivity and loss of color match to dental restorations. Most whitening will cause some form of tooth sensitivity. This sensitivity is temporary and will go away when whitening is discontinued. A dental screening prior to whitening can prepare you for the possible need to change existing restorations. Some highly concentrated whitening products can actually cause temporary bleaching of the gums. A very small percentage of people who whiten their teeth experience an allergic reaction to one or more of the whitening ingredients which can result in irritation or swelling of the lips or gums.