About Teeth Whitening
Everyone wants a bright smile! For patients at our Houston, TX dental practice, Michael A. Macaluso, D.D.S., PC offers a solution that can allow you to safely achieve a whiter, brighter smile in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Many at-home teeth whitening pastes, gels, and strips are minimally effective or can damage the enamel. At his Houston, TX dental office, our general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Macaluso, offers Opalescence whitening gel for his patients. The Opalescence whitening gel is widely-regarded for its formulation that inhibits shade relapse. You can have that bright, white, healthy smile you’ve always wanted.
An Opalescence treatment may be helpful when you have considerable teeth discoloration by brightening your teeth while at the same time, creating overall healthy teeth. With multiple alternatives for treatment, Dr. Macaluso can help you pick the Opalescence method that best satisfies your goals and needs. You might prefer the rapid results of a procedure in our office, the ease of an at-home treatment, or even a mix of both to get long-term outcomes.
What to Expect
The great thing about getting your at-home medical-grade teeth whitening products from Dr. Macaluso is that he will make a custom tray to fit your teeth. He will perform the first treatment to show you how it works. He will fill the tray with the Opalescence gel and place it over your teeth. No heat will be applied. You will wait out the treatment time he sets for you.
Then, he will provide you with a formulation of the Opalescence whitening gel in easy-to-use syringes (no needles!) with the appropriate concentration to use at your home. There are four Opalescence concentrations available for Dr. Macaluso to select from and three flavors. You will take your custom tray home with the gel and wear it for as little as thirty minutes a day. It will also strengthen your enamel (as it is comprised of fluoride and potassium nitrate) to support your teeth in the fight against cavities.
To keep the outcomes of your Opalescence therapy, you need to adhere to a home oral hygiene regimen with appropriate flossing and brushing. Speak to Dr. Macaluso about other aftercare products by Opalescence, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes. You also need to continue to attend twice-yearly cleanings at Michael A. Macaluso, D.D.S., PC where our staff utilizes specific tools to polish your teeth and eliminate stains. Your results may be visible for several years with great oral hygiene and if you avoid staining foods and beverages, such as tea, coffee, and tobacco. If you discover that your teeth are starting to dull, then speak to Dr. Macaluso about touch-up Opalescence treatments to revive your livelier smile.
Show Us Your Smile
Discoloration on your teeth may reduce the beauty of your smile and might also cause you to look older. The Opalescence whitening gel is a great choice if you would like to produce a more vibrant smile with the initial in-office treatment and then at-home applications to sustain your results. At Michael A. Macaluso, D.D.S., PC, we provide Opalescence and a variety of treatment methods to meet your oral health needs and aesthetic objectives. If you'd like a whiter smile, get in touch with our Houston, TX office to reserve an appointment with Dr. Macaluso.