The fastest way to whiten your teeth will be dependent on what type of stains you are addressing. If your stains are topical, such as those caused by foods and beverages, an in-office tooth whitening treatment will likely be the fastest. If your stains are deep, embedded underneath the enamel, dental bonding may be the fastest option – although porcelain veneers are often a better solution for deep stains.
At Desert Smiles, we are pleased to offer Opalescence Boost as our in-office tooth whitening treatment. This treatment can lighten the shade of your teeth up to 3x in just one hour – and it can do so without the heightened sensitivity that is common with some topical tooth whiteners.
Opalescence Boost is formulated with potassium nitrate and fluoride, which work in tandem to diminish sensitivity and protect the teeth from demineralization. This unique formulation allows Dr. Tenney to create a stain-free, optimally white smile almost immediately without requiring patients to avoid things like cold beverages which can, with some treatments, cause discomfort.
In addition to in-office treatments, Dr. Tenney offers take-home tooth whitening kits that can be used to both maintain your in-office results or to slowly brighten your teeth on your own schedule. Our take-home kits come with personalized application trays that help ensure maximum coverage while greatly reducing the risk of irritation due to solution seepage.
When stains are deep, it may be best to opt for a more advanced cosmetic procedure like porcelain veneers. Veneers are placed over the front of deeply stained teeth where they can be shaded to meet your exact expectations. Surrounding teeth that are not impacted by internal stains can be lightened with topical treatments to allow a seamless appearance which can be maintained with at-home treatments performed monthly or as needed.
Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, but cannot be whitened. This makes maintenance of surrounding teeth important for consistent results. We will discuss this with you in greater detail during your time in our care to help ensure you are awarded the longest-lasting and most pleasing outcome.
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Would you like to learn more about tooth whitening? Call Desert Smiles at 602-978-1790 to schedule your tooth whitening consultation today. Located in Glendale, we welcome patients from all surrounding Arizona communities.