Teeth Whitening

Kevin Ortale DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Phoenix, AZ

Are years’ worth of coffee and red wine starting to show in your smile? Kevin Ortale, DDS, and his experienced staff know how discolored teeth can affect a person’s self-esteem. That’s why they offer Opalescence® teeth whitening, a whitening system that allows you to brighten your smile on your own time, at their Phoenix, Arizona, office. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more.

What is tooth whitening?

Tooth whitening removes stains from your teeth to improve and brighten your smile. It is one of the most popular, least expensive dental treatments to revitalize your smile in cosmetic dentistry.

Why are my teeth yellow?

Your genes dramatically impact the shade of your teeth, as well as the thickness of your enamel — the hard outer layer of the tooth. Depending on the thickness and smoothness of your enamel, your dentin — the hard inner layer of your tooth — may shine through and impact the shade of your teeth.

Each day, your enamel picks up extrinsic stains, which develop on the outer layer of your teeth. Tooth enamel consists of small pores that hold on to stains caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Coffee
  • Red wine
  • Black tea
  • Tobacco use
  • High-sugar diet
  • Poor oral health

While there are plenty of over-the-counter (OTC) whitening products that remove some of these stains, nothing provides as dramatic results as professional teeth whitening.

How is Opalescence different than other tooth whitening products?

Opalescence tooth whitening gels contain an active whitening ingredient, carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, to break up discolored molecules in your enamel and remove dark stains from your smile.

The whitening gel is specially formulated with potassium nitrate and fluoride to protect your teeth and make your experience more comfortable — perfect for patients with sensitive teeth. The gel also prevents shade relapse and keeps your teeth hydrated.

What truly sets Opalescence apart from alternative whitening systems, however, is its wide breadth of options. In addition to the Opalescence in-office treatment, Dr. Ortale also offers ready-to-go whitening trays and at-home trays that allow you to brighten your smile on your own schedule.

In addition to these choices, Dr. Ortale helps you maintain your whitening results with Opalescence aftercare products, such as whitening toothpaste. These products are formulated with fluoride to protect your teeth while keeping yellow stains on your enamel at bay.

Opalescence is safe and effective for patients with tooth discoloration. For more information on your tooth whitening options, call Kevin Ortale, DDS, PLC, or book an appointment online now.