Brighten Your Smile with Convenient Take-home Teeth Whitening Kits
For patients with healthy teeth and gums who are looking for a treatment that can deliver a beautiful cosmetic enhancement, we offer take-home Opalescence® teeth whitening kits at our Ruston dental practice. If you decide this option is right for you, we will provide you with customized trays that fit your teeth snugly so that you can brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home. Opalescence® teeth whitening trays can be worn for short periods during the day or for longer sessions overnight so you can enhance your appearance whenever your schedule allows for it. Opalescence® kits come in a variety of strengths and flavors that allow for a completely personalized whitening experience. To learn more, please contact our office to make a teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Wesley O. Lynch and our dental team.
Proven Stain-fighting Ability
Opalescence® take-home teeth whitening kits offer fantastic results for a bright, dazzling smile. The available concentrations are much stronger and more efficient than the bleaching products that are sold in stores, which is why you can only get Opalescence® from a licensed cosmetic dentist.
Opalescence® whitening kits can treat teeth that have become discolored through extrinsic staining. Extrinsic stains are located in the outer layer of the teeth, and often produce a yellow or brown discoloration. These types of stains are generally caused by smoking, drinking coffee, tea, or wine, and eating darkly colored foods like berries and soy sauce.
Intrinsic stains are located deep within the tooth and often produce a gray appearance. These types of stains are typically the result of infection, past trauma, certain medications, or dental procedures like root canals that remove the pulp from inside the tooth. Because these stains affect the inside of the tooth, teeth whitening will not typically improve their appearance. We often recommend patients with this type of discoloration consider porcelain veneers or dental bonding to conceal these cosmetic imperfections.
Customized Comfort and Convenience
Opalescence® take-home whitening kits come with syringes that are pre-filled with a safe, effective whitening gel. Opalescence® uses carbamide peroxide, a powerful bleaching agent, and combines it with potassium nitrate to reduce sensitivity. Fluoride is also added to reduce the occurrence of cavities and strengthen the natural enamel of your teeth.
Opalescence® whitening gel is a sticky, viscous formula that helps keep the trays securely in place so it does not interfere with your mouth's soft tissue. The gums can be irritated by coming into contact with bleaching agents that can migrate around in your mouth. Dr. Lynch will help you determine the appropriate treatment time to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Opalescence® allows for flexible treatment, so you can wear the trays for just 30 minutes a day or overnight, depending on your individual needs.
Contact Our Office
If you suffer from stained or discolored teeth and would like to learn more about achieving a dazzling, whiter smile, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lynch.