Teeth Whitening

Your smile says more about you than any other physical feature. A beautiful, white smile is one of the fastest ways to leave a great impression. Thankfully, whitening your teeth is one of the least expensive and least invasive ways to enhance your appearance.

There are many causes behind tooth staining. Certain medicines, tooth trauma, root fillings, and even foods and beverages can cause tooth discoloration over time. Some discolorations are on the tooth’s surface while others are internal. However, both can be effectively treated by a dentist. Professional whitening is the best option to safely lighten discolored teeth.

Our dental office offers the number-one rated menu of whitening products with options to fit your lifestyle and your budget. Each of the products provides unique features to help you achieve your brightest smile. Dr. Grosser will help you determine which product is right for you.

What is Opalescence Boost?
Opalescence Boost is a professional whitening treatment performed in the dental office. Powerful and award-winning, Opalescence Boost has proven effective at creating beautiful, long-lasting results after just one quick visit to your dentist.
How does Opalescence Boost work?
Opalescence Boost is a powerful whitening gel that can quickly whiten your smile. Before applying it to your teeth, your dentist will place a protective barrier on your gums. Then he or she will place a thin layer of Opalescence Boost on the surface of your teeth for twenty minutes. The gel will then be removed and reapplied for a final twenty minutes.
How long does it take to whiten my smile with Opalescence Boost?
Opalescence Boost is so powerful and effective it can usually whiten your smile in about 40 minutes. Yes, it’s that fast!
What is Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme?
Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme is an affordable whitening treatment that is so powerful and effective it is only dispensed by dentists. Proven successful at providing dramatic, longlasting
results, it has received many awards in the dental world.
How does Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme work?
Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme is a powerful whitening gel that comes in pre-filled, disposable whitening trays. Simply insert the trays in your mouth and wear for the recommended time and your teeth will be whiter and brighter in no time!
How long do I wear Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme?
Wear times for Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme differ depending on whether you use 10% or 15% hydrogen
peroxide gel and how dramatic you want your results to be. Trays are generally worn from 15 minutes to one hour per day, anywhere from 5 to 10 days.
How is Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme different from other whitening treatments
— over-the-counter and professional?
Over-the-counter whitening treatments, such as whitening strips, can lighten teeth. But for optimal results, you want to rely on a professional treatment. Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme has set itself apart from
other professional treatments for being extremely affordable and effective. One thing we often hear is, “It just works better!”


Generic whitening Q&A:

What causes teeth discoloration?
Many factors make teeth lose their luster. Genetics is one factor; some people just have whiter teeth than others. Other factors include cigarettes, dark foods and beverages (including coffee, soda, tea, and red wine), age, medications (such as tetracycline), and tooth trauma.
How does teeth whitening work?
The active ingredient in most teeth whiteners is some form of peroxide. Oxygen molecules from the peroxide penetrate the tooth and break down discolored molecules. Because the oxygen molecules spread throughout the entire tooth, it is not necessary for the whitening gel to touch every part of the tooth for the entire tooth to be whitened.
Will whitening cause tooth sensitivity?
Some people experience sensitivity while whitening, but many do not. Sensitivity does not mean damage has been caused to your teeth. It is temporary and typically disappears within a few days. Opalescence also contains unique ingredients designed to decrease sensitivity and make your whitening experience as comfortable as possible.1 Your dentist can provide you with additional desensitizing treatments if you experience lingering discomfort.

Will whitening weaken my teeth?
No! Whitening will not weaken your teeth. Opalescence whitening gel includes PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth.

How long do whitening results last?
Whitening results typically last several years. If your teeth start to discolor again over time, you can simply repeat a whitening treatment.