Teeth Whitening Treatments We Offer

Most people’s daily diet involves consumption of food and drinks that stain their teeth. Examples include coffee, sodas, wine, tea and fruits like strawberries and blackberries. Acids in foods and beverages break down your teeth's enamel, making it easierl to stain. Therefore, no matter how much you take care of your teeth, they can still become discolored. With the social media, appearance has become more important than ever because it can be a starting point for building new relationships and it can reveal a lot about an individual's hygiene. White teeth play a vital role in people’s image, which explains why teeth whitening treatments have become so popular. Teeth whitening is getting more accessible now; these treatments can be performed in a dental office or they can be used in your own home. This article will provide information about different types of methods that are available to whiten your teeth and if these treatments have been shown to be effective.

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 Summit Plaza Dental Care, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 402-502-4994 to schedule a consultation.

Take Home 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. 

If interested in a teeth whitening procedure, we highly suggest you consult with our dentist first. Not only does Summit Plaza Dental Care in Bellevue, Nebraska offer quality service, they also ensure that you are fully satisfied with each treatment. For more information, please call us at 402-502-4994. Our dentist and team are here to address any questions or concerns you may have.