Whitening Questions You May Have

HOW DOES WHITENING WORK?

Working from the inside out, the active ingredients in Opalescence gels penetrate your teeth to break down the discolored molecules deep down in your teeth, removing stains and whitening your smile. Opalescence gels contain potassium nitrate and fluoride which have been shown to strengthen enamel, decrease sensitivity, and help prevent cavities!

AM I GOING TO BE SENSITIVE?

The answer to that is that everyone is different and because of that everyone’s sensitivities levels are different. If you do become sensitive after bleaching it is only temporary and will go away after you are done whitening. There are thing to help such as bleaching less often and sensitivity tooth paste. The whitening solutions we offer at the office have desensitizing ingredients like potassium nitrate and fluoride to help reduce sensitivity and provide additional comfort.

WILL WHITENING WEAKEN MY TEETH?

The tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride), which helps maintain the health of enamel throughout the whitening process.

CAN I WHITEN A CROWN OR FILLING?

No, only natural tooth structure can be whitened, any crowns or fillings that you have will not react to whitening products. If you have a crown or a filling that is easily visible, you may want to talk Dr. White about different options for improving your smile.