Bright, white smiles in Eau Claire, WI!
There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile, and with so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment at our Eau Claire dental office and talk to Dr. Olson about the differences between in-office and at-home professional teeth whitening.
Dr. Olson is proud to offer in-office whitening with Opalescence® Boost. Opalescence Boost is a professional, chemically activated whitening treatment that offers results in less than an hour. The gel is applied to the teeth by Dr. Olson or a member of our Eau Claire dental team, but it doesn’t require the use of a hot, uncomfortable light to work.
Opalescence Boost contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity, and fluoride has been shown to help reduce cavities and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth while creating a stunning result.
Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel available from Dr. Olson at our Eau Claire dental office. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results after the first application.
Teeth Whitening Strips
Teeth whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The whitening agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips into place to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. The duration of treatment will vary.
If you would like to learn more about all the teeth-whitening options offered at Chippewa Valley Dental Health, please contact our Eau Claire practice to schedule an appointment.