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GENERAL AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY SERVICES

Teeth Whitening
Who doesn’t want to have a whiter brighter smile? Teeth whitening also known as tooth bleaching is by far the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. Dental whitening procedures fit within almost any budget and are the solution to achieve whiter and brighter teeth. Dr. Minadeo-Fox has a number of tooth whitening methods to help you achieve whiter and brighter teeth safely.

First we recommend that you have any extrinsic stains removed with a thorough prophylaxis (professional dental cleaning) and then an evaluation to discern the health of the teeth and the enamel. At Dr. Minadeo-Fox’s dental office we pride ourselves on staying on the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, including whitening technology. We offer 4 systems:

In-OfficeToothWhitening, Take Home Custom Trays, 

Professional-grade strips, Whitening Pens.

  1. 1 hour In-Office Whitening “Boost”
    “Boost" whitening uses a high concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide gel that when applied to the teeth absorbs and whitens the teeth from the inside-out. "Boost" has proved (by independent studies and publications) to be the most effective in-office whitening procedure available today and surpasses Zoom. This is often our first recommendation and also our patients first choice since the results are instantaneous and it is a great system for those who are not committed to following through with an at home protocol. On average 3 applications are needed to get your teeth the whitest shade they will attain.

  2. Custom Trays
    “Take Home Trays”. With this system impressions are taken of your teeth to make custom trays that fit perfectly to your teeth. Whitening gel syringes are then dispensed to fill the trays which are worn during the day or night while you sleep. The peroxide enters the teeth the same as the other professional whitening systems and also whitens your teeth from the inside-out. One advantage of the trays is that refill gel could be purchased for touch up and trays reused if needed at a later date. Patient compliance is a must to achieve the whitening desired. Usually this at-home system requires you to whiten every day for 10 days to 2 weeks. Some patients use the “boost" to jump start an at-home whitening procedure.

  3. Sheer White Strips
    These strips are an effective tooth whitening method that are simple and convenient and could be taken anywhere. They are definitely more effective than tooth whitening toothpastes which are harmful and abrasive to the tooth enamel. They are comfortable, easy to use ,and less expensive than other tooth whitening methods. Unlike over the counter teeth whitening or bleaching strips, sheer white teeth bleaching strips are made of better film, so they won’t slip and slide over your teeth. Sheer white strips are faster than other bleaching strips. They whiten the teeth in half the time and taste better, with no reports of sensitivity as with other bleaching systems.  Bleaching strips are used for 1-2 hours during your day or can be done overnight.

  4. Whitening Pens
    These pens are great for quick whitening before a special event or to maintain tooth whitening after having a glass of red wine or daily cup of Starbuck's coffee. These pens are convenient since they can be carried in your purse or pocket and used anywhere or anytime. Paint the pen brush whitening gel onto the front of the teeth for 30 seconds, retracting your lips off your teeth letting it dry.

Everyone’s teeth whiten at a different rate depending on the initial shade, age, eating habits, smoking habits and drugs /chemicals. Call us today for your complimentary consultation on how you can achieve a brighter, whiter smile today.

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