Have a White Christmas: Your Teeth Whitening Options

Have a White Christmas: Your Teeth Whitening Options

by Shearly (SU)

Are you considering whitening your teeth to reinvigorate your beautiful smile? Food, drinks, smoking, and aging- these are all factors that can contribute to dull and discolored teeth. Whitening your teeth can take years off of your appearance and give you dazzling smile. When it comes to whitening our teeth, there are three different professional options your dentist can offer you, ranging from whitening in the comfort of your own home to immediate results in your dentist’s office. Let’s discuss these options so you can see which one is right for you.


Option 1: Whitening Tray: Opalescence On-the-Go

A take-home whitening treatment, Opalescence Go is the professional alternative to over-the-counter whitening like Crest Whitestrips. This product is ready to use as soon as it comes out of the packaging. They are sleek and comfortable and come in a discreet and clear tray so they can adapt to any smile. For best results, you would wear the tray 15-20 minutes for 5-10 days. Treatment costs $71 for ten trays.

Option 2 Customized Trays: Opalescence PF

Another take-home whitening treatment, Opalescence PF is a whitening gel that offers professional results using trays that are customized to precisely fit the shape of your teeth and gums. This is the perfect choice for people who want whitening treatments to do in the convenience and comfort of their own home. The trays are worn 30 minutes a day or overnight. Trays should be used every day for the first two weeks. Treatment costs $209 for 8 syringes of whitening.

Option 3 In-Office Whitening: Opalescence Boost

This is a great option for people who want instant whitening gratification that will jump-start your whitening journey. It’s ideal for people who have an important event coming up that want their smile brightened. With Opalescence Boost, your dental professional performs in-office whitening treatment using a special gel that contains a unique ingredient that whitens your teeth. Unlike home-use systems that use low-dose whitening agents, in-office whitening occurs under carefully monitored conditions that allow for safe, pain-free use of a powerful gel that yields visible results immediately. After treatment, your dental professional will offer you a choice of two products to use as touch-ups at home. Opalescence Boost treatment costs $399.

Why Choose One of These Options vs. an over-the-counter product?

All three of these options are available through a licensed dental professional. Why choose one of these alternatives over a drug store over-the-counter whitening treatment? Your dentist knows your oral health and can recommend the whitening treatment that will yield the best results for your teeth, shape, and color in a time frame that works for you. Your dentist is there to prescribe the treatment, monitor your progress, and treat any issues that may arise. Ask your dentist about these three Opalescence options to see which one is the right choice for you.

It’s time to get that beautiful, white smile you’ve always wanted. Marion Smile Center, the number one dental office in the greater Pittsburgh area, can help make your smile dazzle by offering the latest in take-home and in-office whitening treatments. To make an appointment, call (724) 452-4300 or request an appointment online.