Aesthetic Dentistry of Fairfax now offers Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening. After careful consideration, Dr. Aboulkhair has determined that the Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening system achieves exceptional results, and we are confident our patients will be thrilled with the appearance of their new smile. The addition of this innovative teeth whitening option is one of the many ways we strive to provide the high quality service you deserve.
This In-Office Whitening System is a 40% power bleaching product. It’s the highest concentration of whitening on the present market, resulting in a quicker, whiter smile for you! After the whitening treatment is finished, you will continue to whiten for 12-24 hours. Start on Friday and by Monday you’ll have a whole new smile!
What can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. Consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration during tooth formation.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, OPALESCENCE BOOST® is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with a whitening toothpaste, and touch-ups withOPALESCENCE® take-home whitening gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. The OPALESCENCE® take-home whitening gel is available through our office.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and OPALESCENCE BOOST ®?
Yes! Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. OPALESCENCE BOOST® is clinically proven to whiten your teeth in just one hour.
How does the In-Office Whitening System work?
The OPALESCENCE BOOST® whitening gel is chemically activated, so there is no need for the hot and uncomfortable light used in other whitening procedures. The activated gel enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged.
Is the In-Office Whitening procedure painful?
No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. OPALESCENCE BOOST® contains potassium nitrate and fluoride, which have been shown to reduce sensitivity while strengthening enamel.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during or after treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute treatment to help prevent sensitivity completes the procedure.
Please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Fairfax using the form at the right side of the page or call (703) 218-8142 today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Aboulkhair serves patients throughout Northern Virginia.