Teeth Whitening

Professional results—in about an hour.

For a brighter, whiter smile in one day, choose Opalescence Boost treatment at Dr. Stacy D. Johnson DDS. Boost is a chemically activated whitening treatment that gives you results in less than an hour. It’s ideal for people who want instant whitening or those who have that special event coming up that requires a bright, white smile.

 

  • Opalescence Boost contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride).
    Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has
    been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help
    to improve the overall health of the teeth.
  • Chemically activated, so no hot, uncomfortable light is needed
  • Applied by dental technician
  • Provides dramatic results in less than one hour

 

Understanding the Difference Between Bleaching and Teeth Whitening

As you age, your teeth can become darker due to changes in the structure of teeth as the enamel becomes less porous. This means bacteria, foodstuff and tobacco, even some antibiotic medications, can stain your teeth more easily.

For the past decade, an increasing number of products aimed at teeth whitening have become available. With such a wide selection of products and use of terms like teeth bleaching or teeting whitening, choosing what’s right for you can be confusing. Let’s start with understanding the difference between bleaching and whitening.

BLEACHING

Bleaching is a process that actually bleaches the tooth, meaning it changes the tooth’s natural color. Bleaching agents contain peroxides that help to remove deep and surface stains.

TEETH WHITENING

Whitening is any process that aids in making teeth whiter. Thus, bleaching can be considered a form of teeth whitening. But, there are numerous non-bleaching teeth whitening agents that work by physical or chemical action to remove surface stains. Note that these products act on surface stains, not deep stains.

Which Teeth Whitening Process Is Right For You?

Over-the-counter products contain peroxide bleaching agents, typically 10 percent carbamide peroxide. The amount of active ingredient is low enough to be safe and effective for most people. Over-the-counter products are intended for use over 2 to 4 weeks, though results after using them may vary from positive to poor. Tooth sensitivity and occasional irritation of the gums are common side effects, particularly in the early stages.

Some toothpaste products claim they can whiten teeth. These products usually contain polishing or chemical agents that improves teeth appearance by removing surface stains through polishing or other non-bleaching action. These products vary in their effectiveness depending on how often you brush and your brushing technique. Thus, they can take a long time for results to become noticeable.

Professional teeth whitening is safe, effective and fast with results seen typically in less than one hour. Look to Dr. Stacy Johnson for immediate, brighter smile with advanced whitening technology.

 

Reviews

   
  • I really appreciate how efficient and precise the receptionist is with letting me know what my insurance will and won’t cover. I don’t feel like there are any surprises.

    Katie C.

    05/07/2014

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Johnson’s for over 15 years and cannot imagine using any other dentist. His entire team cares about me and also is welcoming when I have an appointment. Could not be more please with the care I receive.

    Jim W Indianapolis

    02/12/2015

  • We were made to feel quite welcome and comfortable with the service we received. The office and your staff is professional as well as comfortable and friendly. The services we received were explained to us satisfactorily before we needed to make any decisions. We were asked to pay only a portion of the charges when we were done. We would pay any balance after the insurance had paid its part.

    Shelby C. Indianapolis IN.

    10/13/15


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