Opalescence Boost  Whitening

If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now Dr. Quickstad has your answer with Opalescence Boost Whitening. The Boost In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades* in a little over an hour while you relax at your dentist’s office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.  (note:  results may vary depending on type of stains and quality of enamel)

What is Opalescence Boost  teeth whitening?

Boost is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

What can cause tooth discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who may benefit from teeth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Quickstad can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.

Is teeth whitening becoming more popular?

Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The Zoom! Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Boost is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Do the results last a long time?

By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with Zoom! Whitening Toothpaste, and touch-ups with Opalescence take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Boost?

Yes! Consulting Dr. Quickstad is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Boost is clinically proven to whiten most teeth eight shades* in one hour. (results may vary depending on type of stains and quality of enamel)

Is the Boost In-office procedure painful?

The side effect of bleaching teeth is an occasional temporary sensitivity that can occur. We monitor your progress during the bleaching process and shorten the process if sensitivity becomes a problem. If sensitivity is a problem it is temporary and goes away within 48 hours.

How long is the procedure?

The entire procedure takes about 90 minutes. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure (we recommend a cleaning prior to the actual Boost Whitening session).

How is the Opalescence Take-Home System different from the Boost& In-Office System?

The main difference between the two systems is that you use the Opalescence Take-Home System in the convenience of your own home over a few nights. The Boost In-Office System is performed entirely in the office.Note:  You will receive some home bleaching trays following the Boost in-office bleaching in order to do touch-up as needed.