Teeth Whitening Treatments
At Arkadelphia Dental Care in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, our dentist provides several teeth whitening treatments to help our patients achieve brilliantly white smiles! Find one that suits your smile goals by reviewing the available systems, below.
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 Arkadelphia Dental Care, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 870-246-2242 to schedule a consultation.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
What makes over the counter teeth whitening kits so popular is that they can be done at home. These trays are available for both sensitive and non-sensitive teeth. Each teeth whitening kit consists of impression trays and teeth whitening gels. These "take-home trays" are engineered for anyone to use, and come with instructions on how to perform the procedure yourself. These trays are custom-made to fit over your teeth.
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 They Work
Custom whitening trays are made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of a 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 process 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 advise you on how many times they should be used in your case.
Contact our team at Arkadelphia Dental Care in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, to schedule an appointment with our dentist today by calling 870-246-2242. Our trained staff is here to answer any questions you may have as well as address your concerns. We look forward to assisting you on your journey to a brighter and more confident smile!