When it comes to teeth whitening, you have a lot of options. There are over-the-counter gels, whitening strips, rinses, toothpastes, and volumes of pages on the Internet with home remedies for whitening your teeth. So, why get your teeth whitened by a cosmetic dentist, like Dr. Duane Delaune, when there are less expensive options?
Here are a few reasons:
- The condition of your teeth can determine whether or not teeth whitening is right for you. In some cases, the whitening gel will make the stains more noticeable. A cosmetic dentist will be able to tell you if teeth whitening will help in your case.
- Whitening toothpaste won’t remove the stains that are embedded in your teeth. They only remove surface stains from your teeth, but they won’t make them whiter.
- The results of whitening strips are temporary if they work at all. Whitening done in a dentist’s office is permanent. Also, the best whitening strips are only ¼ to ½ as powerful as the whitening gel used by dentists.
Teeth whitening is expertly done by Dr. Delaune. Dr. Delaune is an accreditation candidate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and he completed a post-graduate Continuum on Cosmetic Dentistry at the LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Delaune has the experience to tell you if teeth whitening is right for you and which treatment you’ll benefit from the most.
Teeth Whitening Treatment Options
In our office, for teeth whitening, we offer Opalescence®, Opalescence Boost®, and Zoom! Whitening®.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
The most affordable option for teeth whitening that we offer is at-home treatment with Opalescence®. Each night, you’ll put Opalescence gel in custom bleaching trays that comfortably fit your teeth. Brush your teeth, then place the trays on your teeth, and the gel will whiten your teeth while you sleep. You’re likely to notice the difference the next morning, but we encourage you to continue using it for at least a week or two. The longer you use it, the whiter they will be. And, your teeth will be several times whiter than they would be with over-the-counter whitening strips.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Zoom! and Opalescence Boost
Zoom! Whitening and Opalescence Boost, done in the office, are more effective and expensive than at-home treatment. Your teeth will be cleaned, and your lips and gums will be protected before receiving Zoom! or Opalescence Boost. Zoom! Chairside Whitening includes whitening gel and a Zoom! light that activates the gel. Your teeth will be dramatically whiter in an hour. Read more on our website about Zoom! Whitening.
With Opalescence Boost, the whitening gel is chemically activated. Unlike Zoom!, no special light is required to enhance the gel’s effectiveness. You’ll have a brilliantly whiter smile in an hour. You’ll receive at-home whitening gel and trays that comfortably fit your teeth. Use the at-home treatment as directed by Dr. Delaune.