At Goldstein Dental, we believe that a variety of options is always better so that every patient’s lifestyle can be met.
We have recently implemented our new In-Office Opalescence Boost whitening. With this service, it is a chemically activated whitening treatment that offers results in less than an hour, giving you instant gratification that you can see a difference in as soon as you leave the office to dazzle everyone with your newly whitened teeth. This whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride), which helps maintain the health of enamel throughout the whitening process. Being that it is chemically activated, no hot, uncomfortable light is needed! This whitening process is done by the doctor or by a trained professional and will give you dramatic results in under an hour – because we know you have places to be!
Need something for on the go? Opalescence Go is the best option for you. Only distributed by dental professionals, these prefilled, disposable trays are perfect to take anywhere you go. You see a brighter, whiter smile in 5-10 days with wearing them only 15 minutes per day with 15% (but can purchased with up to 35% for less time/quicker results) and comes in three delicious flavors: peach, melon and mint. Similar to the Opalescence Boost, Opalescence Go also contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride), which helps maintain the health of enamel throughout the whitening process. There is no need to come into the office for impressions, models or lab time, just pick up a box and you’re on track for a whiter smile! The tray itself is discreet, clear and it’s design is sleek and comfortable so you can wear them whenever you want.
Read more about Opalescence on their website.
Lastly, is our fully customized whitening trays made in office with disposable syringes of whitening. For best fitting option of whitening trays, these trays are taken from an impression of your teeth and made in office to suction perfectly to your teeth, are less bulky and fit snugly to maximize surface area of whitening. Whitening is available in 3 different percentages of cabamide peroxide of 11%, 16% and 22% and also has 0.11% fluoride ion to minimize sensitivity. Due to it’s high viscosity, the gel is able to adhere extremely well to the tooth surface, maximizing results. With our dispensable syringes, depending on frequency of use, 4 syringes can last from 1-6 months and can be purchased in sets of 4 syringes at any time from our office. The gel is produced in two flavors: wintermint and fruit, and has a shelf life of 2 years at room temperature and is made proudly in the USA.
Why Did My Teeth Change Color?
Over time, your teeth can go from white to not-so-bright for a number of reasons:
Food and Drink
Coffee, tea and red wine are some major staining culprits. What do they have in common? Intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your tooth (enamel).
Two chemicals found in tobacco create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colorless until it’s mixed with oxygen. Then, it turns into a yellowish, surface-staining substance.
Below the hard, white outer shell of your teeth (enamel) is a softer area called dentin. Over time, the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing and more of the yellowish dentin shows through.
If you’ve been hit in the mouth, your tooth may change color because it reacts to an injury by laying down more dentin, which is a darker layer under the enamel.
Tooth darkening can be a side effect of certain antihistamines, antipsychotics and high blood pressure medications. Young children who are exposed to antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline when their teeth are forming (either in the womb or as a baby) may have discoloration of their adult teeth later in life. Chemotherapy and head and neck radiation can also darken teeth.