We live in a society where appearance matters. When you meet someone new, socially or professionally, one of the first things noticed is your smile. Or perhaps it’s the lack of a smile that is having a greater impact. If you’re not happy with the look of your teeth, and hide them behind tight lips, you could be giving the wrong signals. People who lack a confident smile can seem unfriendly and even closed off to those around them, making everyday interactions seem strained and uncomfortable.
If dull, stained, or yellowing teeth are keeping you from making the right first impression, teeth whitening might be the right cosmetic dentistry choice for you. Teeth whitening is considered one of the safest cosmetic dentistry procedures and can often have the biggest effect on a smile. In addition, teeth whitening usually takes just a couple of weeks of at-home treatment to achieve the desired level of whiteness. We also make custom bleaching trays and do in office bleaching for patients who would like to see direct results.
Dr. Lippard offers Opalescence Go take-home teeth whitening kits, which is only available through the dentist. The Opalescence Go take-home teeth whitening system uses a tray preloaded with solution and is available in 15% hydrogen peroxide concentrations.
Simply wear the prefilled trays as directed for four nights, up to 15-30 minutes.
Dr. Lippard will provide you with the right solution depending upon the severity of your tooth discoloration and the level of whitening you’d like to obtain. The Opalescence Go gel is thick, which helps it stay put in the white trays. This means the gel won’t migrate to your gums, but remain on your teeth for optimal results. Opalescence Go comes in several great-tasting flavors, making them enjoyable to wear. You’ll notice a difference within the first week of treatment, and see dramatic lightening after 10 to 14 days.
The Opalescence Go gel also contains potassium nitrate and fluoride. These essential minerals help to offset sensitivity and strengthen tooth enamel as they whiten. An added advantage? The potassium nitrate and fluoride may also help to ward off cavities. There’s almost nothing better than a bright white and healthy smile!