In-Office Whitening and Whitening On the Go!

There are few things less discouraging than walking into your bathroom, looking in your mirror, and absolutely hating your smile. Stains from food can easily result in yellowing of enamel, while stains you’ve had since you were a child feel impossible to remove. Luckily, there’s hope when you visit Dr. J. Sam Sage at Sage Family Dentistry for treatment.

His practice offers both in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening kits. This allows you to not only whiten teeth, but keep it white once it’s time for another checkup. To get started breaking down those stains once and for all, contact our office today!

Is Teeth Whitening for Me?

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments available in dentistry not just because of its effectiveness, but its efficiency. Our office makes use of both Opalescence Boost for fast in-office treatment and Opalescence Go take-home kits so you can travel while whitening. If you’re dealing with any of the following cosmetic issues, we can get your smile looking several shades whiter! Whitening can help brighten teeth stained by:

  • Richly pigmented food or beverages
  • Tobacco
  • Fluorosis
  • Tetracycline
  • Decalcification

Teeth whitening doesn’t just remove stains left on the surface of teeth; they treat stains at the source. After the dentist applies the carbamide or hydrogen peroxide-based bleaching gel to your teeth, it begins to penetrate the enamel in order to reach the discolored molecules inside your inner enamel and dentin. The gel contains oxygen molecules that are designed to react with the discolored molecules, breaking the bonds holding them together.

After spreading throughout the tooth, the only molecules leftover are the oxygen-rich ones provided by the gel, leaving your smile brighter and whiter than ever!

Faster Whitening Through In-Office Treatments

Unlike other teeth whitening treatments, Opalescence Boost does not require uncomfortable heat lamps to activate. The bleaching gel is capable of activating independently the moment it comes into contact with enamel. If you’re looking for instant results, Boost allows Dr. Sage to whiten teeth in only one hour. That means you can get teeth whitening on your lunch break and be back in time to finish your work day!

Take-Home Whitening Offers Extra Convenience

For those who would prefer to slowly whiten teeth on their own time, Opalescence Go provides wearable trays that require no impressions to make. These trays are sleek and comfortable, allowing for an easy user experience. If you choose the 10 percent-strength gel, you’ll only need to wear them for 30 to 60 minutes a day for about 5 to 10 days. Choose the 15 percent-strength gel and you only need to wear them for 15 to 20 minutes a day over the same period.

Who thought teeth whitening at home could be so simple and convenient? Don’t hesitate to contact our office today to speak with a cosmetic dentist in Northgate. He’ll help you learn more about your options so you can make the best decision for your case.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (206) 362-6677.