Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening procedures help lighten teeth and eliminate stains and yellowing. Whitening is amongst the most well-known cosmetic dental treatments because it can significantly change your smile. It is a method that restores the natural color of the teeth, or in many instances, just improves the color of the teeth to a lighter shade. There are many teeth whitening options offered at Dental Care of Largo.

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 Dental Care of Largo, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 727-585-3858 to schedule a consultation.

Take-Home Whitening 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.

How Take-home Whitening Trays Work

Custom whitening trays are trays that are clear and are usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.

  • After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not recommended to use them for at least another day, after each application.

  • These whitening trays can be used several times to achieve the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case.

If you need a teeth whitening procedure, our dentist at Dental Care of Largo provides various teeth whitening products and teeth whitening kits. You may reach us at Dental Care of Largo in Largo Florida. We all love to have a sparkling smile.