Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think.  If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or if you would rather whiten your teeth over a few days we have your answer with Opalescence Whitening Products. 

  • Opalescence In-Office Boost

What is Opalescence In-Office Boost?

Opalescence Boost is a 40% hydrogen peroxide power bleaching gel that starts working as soon as it is placed on your teeth, offering whiter and brighter teeth in approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.  This procedure is scheduled with one of our hygienists while you relax in the dental chair.  It’s ideal for anyone seeking immediate results!  

What do I receive with Opalescence In-Office Boost?

With this procedure you will also receive a box of Opalescence Go trays for touch up at home, a tube of sensitivity tooth paste, and a one time use sensitive gel carrier tray to help with sensitivity.

How do I get started?

Call Southern Heights Dental Group and schedule a free consultation with your hygienist to make sure you are a candidate for Opalescence Boost.  We recommend you’ve had a cleaning with your hygienist in the past 12 months prior to receiving Opalescence Boost to get the most benefit from your desired results.  The cost of Opalescence Boost is $349

  • Opalescence Custom Trays

What are Opalescence Custom Trays?

Opalescence take-home whitening gel offers sustained whitening power in the comfort of your own home!  The take-home whitening gel comes in syringes and delivered via custom made trays.  

How do the Opalescence Custom Trays work?

An impression is taken in our office to make a specialized tray to hold the whitening gel against the teeth.  The Opalescence whitening gel comes in formulations of 10%, 15%, 20%, and 35% carbamide peroxide

How long do I wear the Opalescence Custom Trays?

Wear times for Opalescence Custom Trays range from 30 minutes to overnight.

How do I get started?

Call Southern Heights Dental Group to schedule an appointment to have your custom trays made.  The cost of custom trays with four Opalescence whitening gel syringes is $199

  • Opalescence Go

What is Opalescence Go?

Opalescence Go is an affordable whitening treatment that is so powerful and effective it is only dispensed by dentists.  Proven successful at providing dramatic long-lasting results.

How does Opalescence Go work?

Opalescence Go is a powerful whitening gel that comes in pre-filled, disposable whitening trays.  Simply insert the comfortable trays in your mouth and wear for the recommended time.  Your teeth will be whiter and brighter!

How long do I wear Opalescence Go?

Wear times for Opalescence Go differ on whether you use 10% or 15% hydrogen peroxide gel and how dramatic you want your results to be.  Trays are generally worn from 15 minutes to one hour per day for anywhere from five to ten days.  

How do I get started?

Stop in to Southern Heights Dental Group and purchase your box of Opalescence Go Trays.  A box which includes ten upper trays and ten lower trays is $59

  • General Whitening Questions

What is tooth whitening?

It is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of the enamel and dentin.

What can cause tooth discoloration?

There are many causes.  The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco.  During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration. 

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening.  However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam we can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.

Is tooth whitening safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe.  In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available.  Teeth whitening products are not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Are there any side effects?

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment.  These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment. 

Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening

  • Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
  • Works on people of any age
  • Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive
Considerations for Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.