Teeth Whitening, Clarksville VA

Opalescence Xtra

Many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available.

Call Clarksville Office Phone Number 434-374-2137 today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Dr. Young hasyour answer with Opalescence Xtra for in-office teeth whitening, and Opalescence 20% for home use. The Opalescence Xtra In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth, in a little over an hour while you relax at our office. Its ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. The Opalescence Xtra is used in conjunction with the Opalescence Take-Home Whitening System to achieve great results. You may go even lighter with additional applications. You can create a whole new smile with this Ultradent product. Call us for questions about teeth bleaching in Clarksville, VA.

What is Opalescence Whitening?

Opalescence is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

What can cause tooth discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common causes include; aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, or tobacco. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Upon an oral exam, Dr. Young can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.

Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?

Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. Opalescence Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.

Is tooth whitening safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that bleaching 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 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 Opalescence whitening toothpaste, and touch-ups with Opalescence take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.

How does the Opalescence In-Office System work?

The Opalescence Xtra is a light-activated whitening gel. Its active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide 35%. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Ultraviolet light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.

Are there any side effects to tooth whitening?

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment. Opalescence does have a desensitizing gel which can be worn in the custom tray to help with sensitivity.

Call Clarksville Office Phone Number 434-374-2137 today for more information or to schedule an appointment.