Current Teeth Whitening Treatments

Most people’s diet involve the daily consumption of foods and drinks that stain their teeth. Some of the foods and drinks are coffee, sodas, wine, tea and even fruits, such as strawberry and blackberries. Acids in foods and beverages break down your teeth's enamel, making it easier for the enamel to be stained. Therefore, no matter how much you take care of your teeth, you can still have discolored teeth. With the use of social media, appearance has become more important than ever because it can be the starting point for building new relationships, and it can reveal a lot about an individual's hygiene. Since white teeth play a vital role in people’s image, teeth whitening treatments have become increasingly popular.  

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 Cook Crossing Dental Care, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 816-232-8500 to schedule a consultation.

Take-Home Whitening Trays

Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. 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.

Theses 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 that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.

At Cook Crossing Dental Care, you will always feel welcome, and we offer a variety of whitening methods. We are located at 4112 North Belt Highway,St. Joseph,

Missouri, 64506. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment now! 816-232-8500.