A pearly white smile can be an excellent confidence booster. Yellowing or stained teeth are unpleasant to look at and can negatively affect your overall appearance. The Boost Whitening System is a quick, safe, and gentle way to restore the natural color of your teeth with minimal discomfort. Boost Whitening uses a combination of gel and light to whiten teeth by up to 14 shades in just one hour.
Boost Whitening has several advantages over comparable whitening systems. First, the bleaching gel does not need to be activated by lasers or heat. This means that no radiation enters the body. Instead, Boost Whitening utilizes a unique lamp that propels blue light toward the teeth and expedites whitening. All of the key “smile” teeth will be bleached in a uniform way, without creating hypersensitive lips, gums, or soft tissue. Boost Whitening gel is much more viscous, which prevents tooth dehydration and creates longer lasting results.
How can Boost Whitening help me?
The best candidates for the Boost Whitening whitening procedure have strong, healthy teeth and gums. If gum disease is an issue, it needs to be treated prior to the gel application. Whitening treatment may not be a good option for patients with highly sensitive teeth, thinning teeth, or teeth that exhibit deep inorganic staining.
Boost Whitening can effectively alleviate the following problems:
Boost Whitening elicits the best results on clean, healthy teeth. Therefore, a thorough cleaning is recommended prior to treatment, to rid the teeth of plaque, tartar, and rotting food particles. The dentist will always thoroughly examine the teeth while performing the cleaning to check for any fractures, inflammation, or decay. Photographs might also be taken of the teeth prior to the bleaching procedure. This makes “before and after” comparisons more evident.
Though the whitening procedure only takes an hour in the office, Boost Whitening toothpaste, dental trays, and a less concentrated version of the gel can be given for home use. Boost Whitening is long lasting and effective, but stains can quickly reappear on the teeth – particularly if tobacco is being used.
What does Boost Whitening treatment involve?
None of the steps in the Boost Whitening system should cause discomfort. The Boost Whitening gel only contains a 15% or 25% concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which means the teeth and gums should not feel uncomfortable. Many of the alternative whitening treatments contain a 35% or 50% concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which dehydrates teeth and causes them to become hypersensitive. Boost Whitening gel is balanced with water and glycerin which work together to hydrate the teeth. The bleaching gel is applied to the teeth for three twenty-minute intervals as follows:
The teeth may look incredibly white immediately after treatment due to mild dehydration. The actual color of teeth will become apparent when the teeth have had 48 hours to rehydrate.
If you have any questions or concerns about Boost Whitening or other whitening treatments, please contact our office.