Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

At Gallagher Cosmetic and Family Dentistry we offer Opalescence Go Whitening.  Opalescence Go is the perfect option for patients who are looking for convenient, ready-to go whitening.  A professional whitening gel is delivered in prefilled, disposable trays.  Opalescence Go features the enhanced Ultra Fit tray and can deliver dramatic results in as little as 15 minutes per day.  Teeth whitening are most effective on patients with healthy gums and teeth.  Patients with restoration on their teeth, including fillings, crowns, veneers and bonding, typically do not benefit from teeth whitening procedures.  Please feel free to ask any questions and we will inform you if whitening would benefit you.  Whitening is not recommended for children under 16 years old, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and patients with sensitive teeth, also patients who have very dark stains.  While most patients see results after only one treatment, several teeth whitening treatments may be needed for the best results.  Patients should discuss their expectations with the dentist prior to the teeth whitening procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

When can normal activities resume after teeth whitening?

Patients at Gallagher Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can resume normal activities immediately after the teeth whitening procedure.  For the longest-lasting results, patients should avoid foods and beverages that stain the teeth, including wine and coffee.  Smoking stains the teeth, requiring the patient to have additional treatments to maintain a white smile.

Is there any pain associated with the teeth whitening procedure?

Typically, patients do not experience discomfort during the procedure.  After the procedure, the teeth may be sensitive to hot and cold.  Our dentist may recommend toothpaste for sensitive teeth.  Our dentist may prescribe a special rinse after the teeth whitening procedure to help rebuild the minerals on the teeth.

 

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Gallagher Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

At Gallagher Family Dentistry, we believe in quality dental care and always providing service with a smile.

Thank you for choosing us to take care of your teeth!