Teeth Whitening Options
We all long for sparkling teeth and a dazzling smile. Our dentist at Alegre Dental @ Petroglyphs can help you acheive this goal with our professional whitening solutions. Teeth whitening involves a number of techniques, each of which addresses a different need. We offer a range of procedures for teeth whitening, and the details of each one are listed, below.
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BriteSmile Teeth Whitening
The BriteSmile teeth whitening procedure can significantly improve the appearance of dulled teeth, even after a single visit to our office. Similar to the Zoom! teeth whitening treatment, the BriteSmile system uses a teeth whitening gel that contains hydrogen peroxide and a special kind of light-activating gel.
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Laser Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening has become one of the first requests that dental patients have when visiting their dentist.
Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively and is the most expensive method for whitening. Bleach is applied to each tooth, and heat generated by a laser enhances its effectiveness while ultimately speeding up the process. This procedure uses a strong bleaching gel that the laser activates and enhances for quick, dramatic results. The bleach used is a hydrogen peroxide gel that ranges from 25 to 40 percent in concentration levels. With these high concentrations, special precautions are taken to reduce tooth sensitivity, as well as protect the lips, gums and other oral tissues from being damaged.
Laser teeth whitening takes about an hour in the dental office. Oftentimes, several treatments are needed to achieve the desired results and bleaching trays for home use may be needed as well to improve or maintain those results.
Laser teeth whitening isn't for everyone and is just one option to whiten your teeth. To find out more about teeth whitening, schedule a consultation at Alegre Dental @ Petroglyphs by calling us at 505-836-1076.
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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 Alegre Dental @ Petroglyphs, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 505-836-1076 to schedule a consultation.
Take-home trays are an easy and comfortable way to whiten your teeth at home. We provide the take-home tray teeth whitening kit, which is equipped with everything you need to brighten your teeth. All you need to do is to follow the kit's instructions.
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Zoom is a bleaching process widely used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine, or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp – to accelerate the bleaching process – to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.Read more about Zoom!
If you are interested in having your teeth whitened, our dentist at Alegre Dental @ Petroglyphs in Albuquerque, New Mexico, can assist you. Schedule a teeth whitening consultation by calling 505-836-1076 today!