Your smile is one of the first things that people will notice about you, and as such, you want it to create a positive impression. People who have white, bright smiles are thought of as being healthier, happier, more attractive and successful. Perhaps then it is unsurprising that so many of us want to emulate these characteristics by whitening our own teeth.
Teeth whitening is the most commonly sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatment in the United States. An incredible 45 million Americans, which is around 14% of the population, have already undergone professional teeth whitening, and studies have shown that as many as 80% of people surveyed would like to achieve whiter, brighter teeth.
Although there are various types of teeth whitening available, ranging from over-the-counter products with mediocre results to professional in-office whitening, one of the most popular solutions is the Opalescence Go whitening tray.
What is the Opalescence Go whitening tray?
Opalescence Go is a highly successful and professional alternative to over-the-counter whitening options. Just like those options, after the first application by your cosmetic dentist, it can be completed in the comfort of your own home and at your own convenience. This makes it easy to fit effective whitening into even the busiest of schedules.
How does Opalescence Go whitening work?
Opalescence Go whitening gel contains an active whitening ingredient (hydrogen peroxide) that penetrates through the enamel of your teeth to reach the discolored molecules. Once there, the oxygen molecules in your whitening gel begin to attack and break down the discolored molecules, separating them and causing the staining and discoloration to disperse.
After your initial application, the whitening trays can be worn at home for between 15 and 60 minutes each day, depending on how quickly you want to whiten your teeth and how stubborn your staining is.
Benefits of Opalescence Go whitening trays?
There are some key advantages to choosing Opalescence Go. These include the following:
Opalescence whitening gels are specially formulated to prevent tooth dehydration, which is a common cause of sensitivity after tooth whitening, as well as shade relapse.
There are two strengths of whitening gel to choose from, 10% and 15%.
The trays can be worn day or night.
The sticky, viscous gel won’t migrate to the soft tissues of your gums and cause irritation.
Pleasant mint or melon flavors.
Safe, effective whitening performed in the comfort of your own home.
Where can I find Opalescence Go whitening trays?
Opalescence Go can only be dispensed by a licensed dental professional. Your initial application of whitening gel will be applied by your cosmetic dentist. This helps to ensure complete and even coverage, which is important if you are to obtain consistent results. After this application, the trays can then be worn at home at times that suit you.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening and/or the Opalescence Go take-home whitening trays, our knowledgeable dental team would be happy to help. Please contact our offices to speak to us or to arrange an appointment.