Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a fantastic option for reducing stains on your teeth. We at Apalachee Family Dental in Dacula Georgia offer a variety of options for you. Below you can view the various options our office offers.

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 Apalachee Family Dental, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 678-407-2757 to schedule a consultation.

Take-Home Whitening Trays

Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at home. You should follow the instructions that our dentist gives to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, getting great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to fit over your teeth, and  they whiten your teeth with a special gel 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 Take-home Whitening Trays Work

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

  • After you have used them and taken them off, you should cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinse them. This prepares them to be used again. We do not recommend that you use them for at least a day after each application.

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

Contact Apalachee Family Dental in Dacula Georgia for more information about our teeth whitening procedures. Our team is here to guide you through the entire process and they can address any questions or concerns you may have.