How does it work?
The active whitening ingredient is either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Oxygen molecules from the whitening agent penetrates through the enamel and reacts with the discolored molecules. This breaks the bonds leaving behind a whiter, brighter smile.
Is it safe?
Yes! Teeth whitening does not effect to tooth’s hardness or integrity. The most common side effect of whitening is sensitive teeth and gum irritation. Both of which are temporary.
At Radiance Dental, we found the most effective whitening process for our patients is custom trays with Opalescence PF® (carbamide peroxide with potassium nitrate and fluoride). The custom trays ensure that the whitening product is contained for maximum efficacy and help eliminate gum irritation. The potassium nitrate helps reduce teeth sensitivity while fluoride helps strengthen your enamel.
How does take-home custom trays compare to in-office whitening?
Take-home whitening is effective for motivated patients, requiring wear time of 30 minutes daily for 7-10 days. In-office whitening is an option for those desiring immediate results with minimal personal efforts.