Stains happen, whether through disease, substances, or just age. Teeth simply don’t stay bright forever. Fortunately, there’s something we can do about it.
Our Billings dentist not only offers teeth whitening services, but we bring you options for creating white teeth so that you can choose the combination that works for you.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Most teeth whitening systems are peroxide-based. Peroxide breaks down inside your mouth, forming water and oxygen. It’s the oxygen molecules that do the heavy lifting in these processes.
Oxygen atoms are quite small. They are able to get deep into your teeth, where they can reach any staining. Once there, the oxygen reacts with the stain molecules. This breaks them down into much smaller pieces and essentially changes their chemical structure. No more stain molecules give you white teeth.
Professional Teeth Whitening Formulas
Most peroxide systems work very much like this, but toothpaste and over-the-counter whitening strips have often been proven to give underwhelming results. This is not a fault of the system, however. It is simply a result of the formula strength.
Store-bought systems are only able to provide a certain peroxide ratio. Here at our office, we carry professional-grade formulas, which will get your teeth whiter, faster.
Our in-office teeth whitening treatments bring the highest percentage of peroxide, and therefore the fastest results. These formulas must be prepared and administered by a trained dentist and can have your smile several shades whiter in just one visit.
We also provide you with a take-home teeth whitening kit. Apply your whitening gel on your own schedule, and in your own home. These trays still provide a high concentration in their peroxide formula but are prepared to be safely and effectively used at your convenience.
Teeth Whitening Brand Options
Your choices don’t end there. We also provide three different teeth whitening brands.
KoR is a great teeth whitening system which uses refrigerated whitening gels and a desensitizing formula. KoR whitens your teeth fast, effectively, and without any negative side effects. It prides itself on being a great choice for sensitive teeth.
The whitening gel used by Opalescence contains both potassium nitrate and fluoride, which help protect and strengthen sensitive teeth. We can also tailor the strength of the treatment to fit your needs. Finally, Opalescence works fast, often requiring only one or two sessions.
Nite-Brite Take-Home Kits by ZOOM!
For those patients who prioritize flexibility and convenience, we offer professional take-home teeth whitening kits. These kits will include a whitening agent and custom trays that are designed to evenly distribute the whitening gel and protect your gums. We’ll give you detailed instructions on how to use these kits, and you should see results within days.
Call Our Office
If you want white teeth, give us a call! Whatever combination of whitening choices you prefer, our office is glad to provide effective service and answers to all of your teeth whitening questions. Call us today for more information, or to schedule an appointment.