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Transform Your Smile
with Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening in Grand Rapids

Even if you had bright white teeth as a child, your teeth naturally become duller and discolored over time.

Certain lifestyle choices impact the brightness of your smile as well, especially the foods and drinks you consume and whether you smoke or chew tobacco.

Even some medications can cause discoloration of the teeth if you take them over a long period of time.

Woman smiling with a set of white teeth

Woman smiling with a mouth full of white teeth and pointing at her mouth

You might feel discouraged when you look in the mirror and see that your smile is not as bright as you would like it to be.

The good news is that you can increase the brightness of your smile by several shades when you schedule professional teeth whitening with our dental practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

We use the Opalescence teeth whitening system made just for dentists to ensure that our patients have great results with their treatment.

How Does Opalescence Teeth Whitening Compare to Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Kits?

Many drugstores sell teeth whitening kits that you can buy and use at home. Perhaps you have tried a few kits yourself but did not get the results you expected. These kits provide some degree of whitening, but they do not work as well as Opalescence or produce results that last as long. 

The chemicals contained in OTC teeth whitening kits are not as powerful as those used in professional teeth whitening, nor do they penetrate the deepest layers of tooth enamel. Another potential problem with a self-service teeth whitening kit is that the trays you place on the top and bottom rows of your teeth may not fit right.

With professional teeth whitening, our dentists customize the trays to fit securely in your mouth without any bleaching agent leaking out of them.  

Woman smiling with a mouth full of white teeth

Unlike other dental practices, we do not shine LED lights towards your mouth to activate the fluoride and potassium nitrate in the solution. Opalescence teeth whitening treatment contains self-activating solution, is gluten-free, and contains no animal products. One treatment session takes approximately 20 minutes from start to finish. Most patients see noticeable results after two or three sessions.

What to Expect with Opalescence Teeth Whitening Treatment

The first thing our dentist does is determine the current shade of your teeth and asks you to confirm how bright you would like your teeth to be after two or three treatment sessions. We then place a protective barrier in your mouth to ensure that the whitening gel does not drip and irritate your gums. Next, our dentist places the Opalescence Boost gel on each individual tooth using a brushed tip. Your session ends in 20 minutes, and you can expect to see instant results.

How Long Do the Results of Opalescence Teeth Whitening Last?

Every patient responds differently to the fluoride and potassium nitrate found in Opalescence Boost. Most report that their teeth remain up to several shades brighter for at least several months. Some even say that they can go two years before needing to come back to our office for a touch-up.

You can increase the likelihood that your teeth will remain bright for a longer period by brushing and flossing at least twice a day. Be sure to avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth like wine or berries. If you smoke, plan to quit before your first teeth whitening appointment since tobacco stains will quickly give your teeth a yellowish appearance.

Do You Want a Dazzling Smile? Schedule an Appointment with Us Today

Our dental practice proudly uses Opalescence Boost because of the exceptional results we have seen it produce. Whether you are ready to brighten your teeth or still have more questions, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our Grand Rapids dental practice. You will have the chance to see a comparison between what your smile looks like now and what it could look like after treatment before you commit to the process.

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