At the office of Rosenthal Dental Group, we offer the best options in care to help patients achieve the smiles they've always wanted!
As renowned for their effectiveness in achieving dazzling results, Opalescence® teeth whitening systems help transform dull, drab, and stained smiles into ones that dazzle. As designed to suit individual needs and cosmetic smile goals, they have helped millions of people across the globe dramatically improve the brightness and vibrancy of their smiles.
Besides effectiveness, safety is paramount in the realm of teeth whitening. Opalescence whitening systems prioritize this aspect by incorporating desensitizing agents into their formulations. These agents help mitigate tooth sensitivity that can arise during the whitening process, ensuring a safe and comfortable experience for every patient.
A tooth whitening journey in our office begins with an assessment of your smile and discussion of your cosmetic goals. As performed by our practice, an Opalescence in-office procedure offers a quick, comfortable way to whiten, lighten, and brighten your smile. Plus, it doesn't require sitting throughout the appointment under a hot, uncomfortable, activating light.
A member of our professional team will gently apply an Opalescence whitening gel containing potassium nitrate and fluoride to your teeth at the start of the procedure. This unique formulation minimizes tooth sensitivity to ensure a comfortable experience and result. Since the thick Opalescence whitening gel stays in place, it makes the procedure less messy and more comfortable than other systems.
Best of all, it takes less than an hour to see noticeable results! While the improvements are dramatic and satisfying, we sometimes prescribe a take-home Opalescence kit or toothpaste containing lower concentrations of their proprietary whitening formulas to boost or maintain the results at home.
While an overwhelming selection of over-the-counter teeth whitening products is readily available for purchase at stores or online, it's imperative to keep in mind that the healthiest and most effective methods of care are those professionally supervised by your dentist. With a teeth whitening procedure provided by our office, we can safely, comfortably, and effectively transform your smile by up to several shades in a short amount of time.
Teeth whitening offers a simple and non-invasive to whiten and brighten your smile. Whitening products contain various strengths of biologically safe hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide that act as bleaching agents on stained or discolored dental enamel. By breaking the stains into smaller pieces, these bleaching agents make the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
Every patient is different, and despite the fact that many people experience no sensitivity or pain with a professional teeth whitening, there are some that do. Although considered a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, some temporary discomfort during and following the procedure may ensue. It helps to stick to room temperature beverages for a few days following a teeth whitening. You can also take over-the-counter pain medication as you would for a headache. If you have a history of sensitive teeth, we may select a gentler formulation of whitening products or an alternative procedure.
It's essential to keep in mind that every patient has unique needs and specific requirements of care. In general, individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best to teeth whitening. Brown and grayish tinted teeth bleach respond less well and may require significantly longer dentist-supervised tooth whitening regimens or alternative cosmetic treatments. Finally, teeth whitening may not be recommended in the presence of sensitive teeth, worn enamel, and significant gum disease.
For darkly stained teeth, a whitening procedure may not provide the cosmetic results desired. In these cases, we'll talk about alternative options such as porcelain veneers or full-coverage crowns.
Teeth whitening only works on natural teeth. The fact that whiteners do not affect the color of existing dental fillings, veneers, bonding, crowns, or bridges on the front teeth remains an important consideration when choosing the best cosmetic option in care.
As a rule, the healthiest and most effective methods of teeth whitening are the ones managed and supervised by your dentist. You can count on our office to provide the most effective, safest, and satisfying professional-strength options to whiten, brighten, and lighten your smile! Stay away from over-the-counter products, which may be overly abrasive or put the health of your teeth and the surrounding soft tissues at risk. While these products may work when healthy teeth and gums are present, they're often ineffective or problematic when sensitive teeth, exposed roots, cavities, broken fillings, cracked teeth, or loose dental work are the case.
How long your teeth whitening lasts depends on your lifestyle. Your eating, drinking, and smoking habits can have a significant impact on maintaining your result. Of course, the best way to ensure that your smile stays healthy and beautiful is a good daily oral healthcare regimen, along with regular dental checkups and cleanings.
It's essential to keep in mind that as a cosmetic dental procedure, a teeth whitening may not be covered by your insurance plan. We understand the financial considerations involved in care and do our best to help you get the treatment you need without any additional stress or day. We offer several payment options and financing plans to make things easier.
At the office of Rosenthal Dental Group, we want every patient to enjoy the benefits of a smile that is as beautiful as it is healthy. In addition to offering a comprehensive range of advanced services to keep your smile in tip-top health, we also provide leading-edge cosmetic solutions to transform less-than-perfect-looking teeth into ones that dazzle.
Our goal is to help every patient experience the benefits of good oral health and a beautiful smile. We value the trust you have placed in our office and strive to provide solutions that meet your dental needs and expectations of care.