Tru Family Dental now offers convenient take home teeth whitening kits from Opalescence

Anyone looking for a quick and easy to use solution for teeth whitening will be excited to know that Tru Family Dental has expanded our line of teeth whitening treatment options with an effective, ready to go method to bring extra dazzle and spark to their smile. We are pleased to announce that in addition to our in-office whitening treatments, we are now partnered with Opalescence, a leader in whitening for more than 25 years, to offer our patients an effective, safe and easy to use take home kit for teeth whitening that is perfect way to start a whitening treatment or for touch-ups.

The pre-filled trays come out of the package ready to wear and will adapt to any smile

With Opalescence Go, you get everything you need in one easy to use kit. The biggest benefits are that they are not messy, there are no impressions, custom trays or lab time. The pre-filled trays come out of the package ready to wear and will adapt to any smile. Trays with 10% hydrogen peroxide should be worn 30-60 minutes for 5 to 10 days or choose the 15%-concentration tray for 15-20 minutes for 5 to 10 days. Your dentist will help you determine which concentration is right for you.

Opalescence Go Teeth Whitening is Effective

Stains on teeth are classified as extrinsic – stains that appear on the surface – and intrinsic – discolorations that are deep within your teeth underneath your enamel. Whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses can address the extrinsic stains, but the intrinsic tints can only be removed with agents used in in-house and at-home whitening systems. The Opalescence Go uses gels that are uniquely designed to stay in place and penetrate deep into your teeth to remove stains. The results are very stable, leaving you with a stunning smile long after treatment is over. Opalescence Go offers a whiter smile in just 5–10 days with wear times ranging from 15–60 minutes per day.

Which whitening treatment is best: in-office or at-home?

The severity of your stains, ability to follow protocol and budget will determine whether in-office or at-home whitening treatments make the most sense. We always have you consult with a doctor to determine what is best for you. Opalescence Go is dispensed only by a licensed dental professional. The following considerations will be taken into account when deciding on a take home whitening regimen.

In-office Pros:

  • Typically stronger than at-home options
  • Administered by a professional
  • Better for sensitive gums
  • Takes one appointment
  • No follow-up treatments

At-home Pros:

  • Less Expensive than in-office treatments
  • Easy to use
  • Convenient

Teeth Whitening Safety

In-office and at-home teeth whitening techniques have been well evaluated over the years, and have been deemed safe by the American Dental Association (ADA). There are a few side effects that vary mouth to mouth and will be discussed with you during your doctor evaluation prior to use.

  • Gum sensitivity – when the bleach touches your gums, it can sting a bit, and while our dentists will use special protection on your gums and roots, you may experience irritation. The sensitivity will go away once the bleach is removed, but if you have very sensitive gums, you may prefer the in-house treatment because our expert staff carefully administers the whitening agent vs. the at-home trays which may disturb your gums more.
  • Teeth sensitivity – if you already experience tooth sensitivity, there are products that can be applied to mitigate some of the discomfort, which again, should go away after your treatment.
  • Restorations – there have been some cases that suggest that the bleach can cause silver fillings to release mercury. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) maintains this is not a real health issue because the mercury content is benign. Bleach will not destroy other dental restorations like crowns and implants.

We always recommend working with a dental professional for either in-office or at-home treatments, to ensure there are no issues in your mouth before starting, help monitor your progress and be available, should any issues arise. Talk to your dentist to see if you are a candidate for our new Opalescence Go at-home teeth whitening treatment.

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