A video describing the science behind teeth whitening by Opalescene.
At Schultz Family Dental of Park Ridge, we offer 3 types of whitening options.
For those that want something quick and at home, there are two wonderful options. Here at the office we sell Opalescene Go trays in boxes of 5 or 10. These trays are the lowest percentage of bleach, which can be useful for patients with sensitivity issues. They are a wonderful one time use product that will brighten your smile at a gradual pace.
For patients that have maligned teeth, want a stronger bleach, or would like a tray that fits their own teeth, it may be best to have custom whitening trays created at the office. These can be re-used multiple times. The trays come with bleach, and extra bleach can be purchased through our office as well. With any take home whitening option, results may take 1-2 weeks.
Lastly there is in office whitening. This is a more intense whitening process with quicker results than take home trays or custom trays. This procedure lasts about 1.5 hours in the office, and result can be seen the same day.
For any of these options, results may very, and some people may not be good candidates for the bleaching process. During the bleaching consult appointment, Dr. Schultz will give you her professional opinion on your options.