Teeth are exposed to staining agents on a daily basis. Over time, this repeated exposure can leave teeth looking dingy and dark. Some of the biggest culprits are part of our every-day routine, from coffee to wine – and for some, smoking. Even certain medications can cause dental discoloration.
Dr. Nadia Navid and the Petaluma Family Dentistry team are well-equipped to turn back the clock on stained teeth; restoring your pearly whites to shade you can feel confident in.
Our in-office whitening systems utilize the latest Opalescence® Boost technology, ensuring timely and effective results. This chemically-activated treatment typically takes less than an hour and utilizes ingredients designed to decrease sensitivity.
Dr. Navid will take impressions of your teeth to make fully custom-fit trays. She will prescribe a whitening gel to be used for a varying amount of time, depending on your needs. Treatment typically lasts from a few days to a couple of weeks.
Opalescence® Go is a professional-grade take home whitening system that uses prefilled trays. Wear times will differ based on gel strength and desired results, but are generally worn for 15 minutes to 1 hour a day for up to 10 days.
There are many whitening options available over the counter – from strips to toothpastes to disposable trays. The most notable difference is the strength of peroxide used, and thus the length of time it will take to achieve your desired results. Many store bought solutions are simply ineffective.
Patients love our whitening systems for the following reasons: