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Does Professional Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Does Professional Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Nothing gets you a brighter, whiter smile than professional teeth whitening. However, these treatments can also increase tooth sensitivity for some people and trigger pain for others. That’s why Daniel Park, DDS, relies on the Opalescence® Boost Teeth Whitening System at Beaumont Cherry Valley Dental in Beaumont, California.

Unlike other professional treatments that require UV light activation, Opalescence works because of its unique formula and chemical activation. This unique approach also allows Dr. Park to treat precise areas, such as a tiny section of a single tooth, or your entire smile.

Keep reading to see what sets this pain-free whitening approach apart from other bleaching systems.

Introducing Opalescence

Opalescence has been an industry leader in whitening for more than 25 years for good reason. It’s a safe and comfortable way to get a brighter, whiter smile. Dr. Park offers two Opalescence options: in-office and at-home. 

Both in-office and at-home Opalescence systems contain special gel formulas with active whitening ingredients designed to penetrate your tooth enamel and reach the discolored molecules staining your smile. 

When the Opalescence gel comes in contact with tooth discoloration, oxygen molecules in the whitening agents react, breaking down the bonds holding the discolored molecules together, leaving you with a brighter, whiter smile — from the inside out.

The primary difference between in-office and at-home Opalescence treatments lies in formula concentrations, flavors, and delivery options. This versatility means you can get the smile of your dreams in the way that best fits your lifestyle. However, in-office treatments can whiten your teeth in a single visit, while at-home systems take up to two weeks.

What to expect from Opalescence treatments

Pain and sensitivity are relatively common side effects of teeth whitening. However, they’re less likely with Opalescence. 

To start, Dr. Park performs a complete oral exam to ensure you’re a good candidate for professional whitening. He also checks your teeth for sensitivity and discusses whether you’ve had sensitivity in the past.

If you have a risk of sensitivity, Dr. Park takes steps to reduce discomfort before you begin an in-office or at-home whitening program. This could involve brushing with Opalescence Sensitivity Relief Toothpaste for two weeks in advance or wearing a tray with UltraEZ® desensitizing gel for 15–60 minutes before and/or after whitening.

Dr. Park can also make suggestions if sensitivity occurs at some point during your whitening program, such as:

By working closely with Dr. Park, you can achieve a brighter, whiter smile, and you won’t have to suffer to get it, thanks to Opalescence.

To see if professional teeth whitening is right for you, call 951-845-2661 to book an appointment with Beaumont Cherry Valley Dental today.

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