Our Teeth Whitening Treatments at Creekwood Dental Bradenton, Florida

Our Teeth Whitening Treatments

Teeth whitening procedures have become increasingly popular in recent years. As the daily consumption of coffee, wine and other stain-causing products have risen, so has the need to find treatments that help create beautifully white smiles. At Creekwood Dental in Bradenton, Florida, we offer a variety of highly-effective teeth whitening treatments. Take a closer look at these systems and how they can help you achieve your smile goals, below.

Biolase eZlase 940

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BriteSmile In-Office Whitening

The Britesmile whitening procedure uses a combination of a hydrogen peroxide gel and a specially designed lamp that accelerates the process. At our dental practice, we offer both a 15 and 25 percent gel. The gels are pH balanced, compatible with tooth enamel, and specifically formulated to respond to the blue wavelength of the activation lamp. They also contain glycerin and water to help prevent tooth dehydration. The light, which is said to be safe for tooth enamel, skin, gums and other soft tissue, is shaped to illuminate and whiten all upper and lower teeth in the smile line at the same time.

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EZ White

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Kor

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Laser Teeth Whitening

Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively, and is the most expensive method for whitening. All forms of teeth whitening work by releasing oxygen ions from a tooth whitening gel, which gently lift stains from the teeth. The laser simply lifts the stains faster. Another advantage of the laser is that (depending on the type of laser used) it can more easily be used to bleach one tooth at a time. This is helpful when one tooth is more discolored than the surrounding teeth.

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LaserSmile

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Opalescence Boost

Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. 

Opalescence Boost consists of two syringes: The first contains 38 percent hydrogen peroxide, the active tooth whitening ingredient. The second syringe contains fluoride and potassium nitrate (PF), which helps strengthen tooth enamel, reduce sensitivity and protect against cavities. When mixed, the gel produces a distinct red color to help ensure correct placement and full removal of the product. 

Safe and effective, Opalescence Boost usually takes only one dental visit to complete. While one visit is all you need to achieve a brighter smile, difficult stains or extreme discoloration may require additional treatments.

At Creekwood Dental, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 941-755-1488 to schedule a consultation.

Take-Home Whitening Trays

What makes over the counter teeth whitening kits so popular is that they can be done at home. These trays are available for both sensitive and non-sensitive teeth. Each teeth whitening kit consists of impression trays and teeth whitening gels. These "take-home trays" are engineered for anyone to use, and come with instructions on how to perform the procedure yourself.  Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.

These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.

How they Work

Custom whitening trays are made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of a gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.

After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth, and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not recommended to use them for at least another day, after each application.

These whitening trays can be used several times to achieve the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case. 

Venus White

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Zoom! In-Office Whitening

Zoom is a bleaching process widely used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine; or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom In-Office Tooth Whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.

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If you are looking for effective and efficient teeth whitening procedures in Bradenton, Florida with stringent quality standards and an excellent dentist, contact us at 941-755-1488. Not only does Creekwood Dental perform great teeth whitening procedures, but we will also ensure that you are well looked after and fully satisfied with each treatment.

Recommendations are given based on your current condition. If you need a teeth whitening procedure, our dentist at Creekwood Dental provides various teeth whitening products and teeth whitening kits. You may reach us at Creekwood Dental in Bradenton, Florida. We all love to have a dazzling smile.