Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening Alternatives

These days, there are so many teeth whitening products on the market that the very idea of brightening your teeth can become more overwhelming than exciting. Keep in mind that every individual is different, so results on a specific treatment might vary from person-to-person. Before deciding what method would work best on you, consider your teeth’s sensitivity condition, the amount of time treatment would take and if you’ll be more comfortable of doing the procedure in a dentist office or in the comfort of your home. We always recommend consulting with our dentist before making a final decision on any teeth whitening procedure.

Biolase eZlase™ 940 (Laser)

Biolase, Inc. is a medical device company that develops, manufactures and sells laser systems in dentistry and distributes dental imaging equipment, including CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) scanners. Biolase’s products are focused on better enabling your dentist to repair and restore your dental conditions while reducing pain, fear, and anxiety.

Some of the Biolase products your dentist may use include all-tissue dental lasers, soft tissue lasers, and intraoral cameras.

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Laser

Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively, and is the most expensive method for whitening. All forms of teeth whitening work by releasing oxygen ions from a tooth whitening gel, which gently lift stains from the teeth. The laser simply lifts the stains faster. Another advantage of the laser is that (depending on the type of laser used) it can more easily be used to bleach one tooth at a time. This is helpful when one tooth is more discolored than the surrounding teeth.

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Opalescence™

Opalescence™ is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The safe, powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work, and usually takes only one dental visit to achieve desired results.

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Take Home Trays

Busy? On the go? No problem, with take-home whitening trays you can improve the quality of your smile anytime, anywhere. These safe, durable trays are molded from your teeth to ensure maximum comfort. Simply wear these trays a few hours each day, and progressively your teeth with brighten. Once your teeth are your desired level of color, just wear your trays every now and then to maintain your healthy new smile.

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Zoom!

The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening gel and accelerate the bleaching process. The Zoom bleaching process lightens discolored enamel and eliminates stains while leaving the structure of your teeth intact and unchanged.

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Crossroads Family Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee offers you a variety of whitening methods. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our dental office now at 615-385-2008.