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Opalescence® Teeth Whitening in Columbia, TN

As your smile is the first impression you impart on people, stained or discolored teeth can leave you feeling uncomfortable, or less confident. At Columbia Dental Group, we help brighten patients’ smiles and restore their confidence. Dr. Sarah Clayton provides Opalescence® teeth whitening for patients throughout Columbia, TN and the surrounding communities. 

How Opalescence® Works

As a porous layer of the tooth, enamel can be stained through the consumption of coffee, wine, pigmented foods, and even habits like smoking. Opalescence® bleaches outer layers of the tooth using a hydrogen peroxide based gel. This gel oxidizes the staining agents, leaving you with a bright smile. The whitening process generally requires an hour where two applications of the bleaching gel are applied, each usually lasting about 20 minutes.

The Benefits of Whitening with Opalescence®

This topical treatment provides excellent results for our patients, brightening the appearance of teeth by several shades in a single appointment. The gel also contains agents to decrease the chances of hyper-sensitivity that patients may experience with other whitening treatments. With the limited application time, Opalescence® is ideal for patients who have busy schedules, or who are unable to skip an entire day’s work for a whitening appointment.

After your initial treatment, each touch-up whitening appointment is free, provided you keep up with scheduling routine visits for cleanings and exams. Should you want to maintain your smile’s aesthetic appeal between appointments, Dr. Clayton also provides take-home kits, allowing you the convenience of brightening your smile while watching television or doing household chores. 

This treatment is also beneficial for patients who are planning on receiving cosmetic porcelain restorations. Porcelain restorations are matched to the current shade of patients’ smiles, allowing you to prepare for a new smile with whiter teeth, and to maintain that brightness after the placement of your restoration.

Whiten Your Teeth with Columbia Dental Group

If you are looking to make your smile brighter, or want to whiten your teeth prior to cosmetic restorations, contact Dr. Clayton and our team at Columbia Dental Group today. We help patients throughout Columbia and the surrounding communities enjoy restored confidence in their smiles.