We make the process for whiter teeth easy at Central Park Dentistry. At your first appointment we will take impressions so your trays are custom for your mouth. In three days your bleaching trays will be done and ready for you. Our office carries Opalescence bleaching gel for your convenience.
Why choose professional whitening instead of over-the-counter products?
Central Park Dentistry knows your oral health and can make recommendations that will allow you to get the best results in a time frame that works for you. We can also help you understand how the whitening process works, monitor your progress, and treat any sensitivity issues that may arise.
Team up with us and Opalescence to get the bright, white smile you’ve dreamed of!
• Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth. 1-5
• Formulated to prevent dehydration and shade relapse
• Four concentrations for treatment flexibility
• Three flavors
• Day or night wear
• Sticky, viscous gel won’t migrate to soft tissues
How Does Teeth Whitening Work ?
You already know that whitening works, but do you know how?
Stains on teeth can be classified in one of two ways: extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains appear on the surface of your teeth. Intrinsic stains live between the microcracks in your enamel and deep within your dentin (the layer of your tooth underneath your enamel). Whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses may be able to remove some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth. But only teeth whitening agents can remove the stubborn extrinsic stains and the unsightly intrinsic stains that cause your teeth to look discolored.
Opalescence gels contain an active whitening ingredient (either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) that penetrates your enamel to get to discolored molecules. Oxygen molecules from the whitening agents react with the discolored molecules in your teeth, breaking the bonds that hold them together. The oxygen molecules spread, whitening the entire tooth. As a result, you are left with a brighter, whiter smile
How long do teeth whitening results last?
Teeth whitening results are very stable, leaving you with a stunning smile long after treatment is over. However, there are a few factors that can make teeth lose their luster. Things like genetics, diet, age, some medications (like tetracycline), and certain habits (like smoking) may affect the length of your whitening results. Fortunately, touch-up treatments are quick and easy, helping you get that bright, white smile back.