At Lee Dental Centers we offer whitening options that fit your lifestyle, budget, and desired results. Whitening your teeth is one of the most conservative ways you can enhance your natural smile. Our whitening products are safe on enamel and can be customized to deliver optimal results with the least amount of sensitivity. Whitening is also a great addition to your dental plan should you need crowns or other long-lasting restorations, for achieving a consistent shade.
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Teeth whitening FAQ
What are my whitening options at Lee Dental Centers?
- OpalGo: This product is budget-friendly and ideal for patients who want the convenience of a disposable whitening system with the benefits of higher levels of whitening not available over the counter. These semi-custom trays are so effective that they require only 15 minutes of wear time! Pick up a box at your next visit. OpalGo also makes a great gift!
- Custom Home Whitening Trays: Custom trays are great for people who have crowded or rotated teeth or teeth that tend to be stubborn and resist whitening. Custom trays allow our team to ensure the bleach can completely access your tooth surfaces and allow for longer wear times. Custom trays also allow easier access to touch-up whitening when you purchase whitening refills at your check-up visits. With custom trays, you can pace yourself on the level of whitening, if trying to match existing dental restorations, for a natural, brighter appearance.
- In-Office Whitening: This is our most popular method of whitening because your dental team does most of the work. Lives and schedules are busy, and many people, even if they want a whiter smile, forget to use the whitening products they purchase. At Lee Dental Centers, our in-office whitening combines a powerful whitener with a gentle procedure to deliver great results. Because we protect your gum tissue and sensitive parts of your tooth with a protective barrier before applying the whitener, we can optimize whitening and minimize sensitivity. As a bonus, our in-office whitening includes an OpalGo take-home kit for additional touch-up as needed.
How much will my teeth whiten with professional whitening?
Everyone who whitens will get results, but for some patients it is more dramatic. Think of it like tanning. Some skin tones tan better with less sun exposure, while others may require a spray tan to achieve a golden glow. Our enamel can behave a little like that. Some people have a tone of tooth color that responds very well to whitening, and others can whiten and not reach their goal shade. Those less responsive teeth may require more cosmetic intervention in the form of bonding or veneers to achieve desired results.
How long does whitening last?
Although most patients never return to “square one” after they’ve whitened their teeth, those with habits that cause staining on the teeth may find they require more maintenance and more frequent touch-ups. Coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco products are the biggest culprits. OpalGo is a great product to use periodically if you need a little boost to your whitening effects.
Can I find OpalGo over the counter?
OpalGo and the entire line of Opalescence products used at Lee Dental Centers are only available through your dental professional. Any Opalescence product found online should be considered black market and the formulation cannot be verified for your safety.