Popular Teeth Whitening Treatments at Mechanicsburg Family Dentistry- Mechanicsburg, PA

Popular Teeth Whitening Treatments

Sometimes, no matter how much care one can give to the dental hygiene, teeth can still have a discolor appearance. Many people opt to do teeth whitening procedures since if teeth don’t look as white as they can be, they will portray a sense of an unhealthy mouth. Some of the reasons why teeth might discolor have to do with the drinks and foods we consume. Daily eating or drinking coffee, wine, soda, tobacco, and such are the most prominent contributors to teeth stain. Teeth whitening is getting more accessible now since these treatments can be performed in a dental office as they can be implemented in your own home.  Therefore, it is essential to search what treatment will work best for you before committing to any.

Opalescence Boost

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 Mechanicsburg Family Dentistry, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 717-761-8056 to schedule a consultation.

Take-Home Whitening Trays

Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform in the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments. Also, please keep in mind these trays don’t always work well for deep stains.

These trays are custom-made to go over your teeth and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.

Once made for you, the trays can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.

How Take-Home Whitening Trays Work

Custom whitening trays are usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjusts when inserted. A small dollop of 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 makes them ready to be used again. It is not suggested to use them for at least a day after each application.

These whitening trays can be used several times to obtain the desired results. Our dentist can further advise on how many times they should be used in your case. Also, you can have them customize to your needs.

In Mechanicsburg Family Dentistry you will always feel welcome, we offer a variety of whitening methods. We are located in 4824 East Trindle Rd, Mechanicsburg Family Dentistry, Pennsylvania 17050. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact our dental office now 717-761-8056.