teeth whiteningLakeway Cosmetic Dentistry offers Ultradent Boost teeth whitening in Austin TX. If you’re looking for whiter teeth, you need Ultradent Boost teeth whitening for a better smile.

Ultradent Boost is a special bleaching process that is chemically activated. This means that you can have whiter teeth without the use of harsh light in only 40 minutes!.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the teeth bleaching process work?

The teeth bleaching progress works trough the use of carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. These two chemicals cover all areas of the truth and pass through the enamel of the tooth, breaking down the molecules in the tooth that cause discoloration.

How long do the teeth whitening results?

The results will vary from person to person based on a variety of factors. These include the patient’s lifestyle habits as well as the diet that they follow.

Will teeth whitening cause sensitivity?

While teeth sensitivity is a common side effect of whitening, the effects will disappear shortly after the procedure is completed.

How does Ultradent Boost work?

Before the treatment, you are told what you can and cannot eat for the first 48 hours after treatment. You want to make sure that your new smile isn’t exposed to the same things that stained them in the first place.

An image is taken of the original color of your teeth, also known as the starting shade. This will help you and your dentist see the results of the whitening.

Dr. D’Alfonso will then place cheek retractors to help apply the gel more evenly on your teeth. It’s important for the teeth to be dry before the procedure so a quick rinse and air drying will help prepare the teeth for the procedure.

A substance called OpalDam Green will then be applied on your teeth. This substance will be placed on your gums around the base of your tooth to protect your gums from the 40% hydrogen peroxide product which may cause sensitivity.

Ultradent Boost gel will then be applied on each tooth and will be applied for a total of 20 minutes. Once complete, the gel will be suctioned off of your tooth and repeated at least one more time. Depending on the desired results, multiple applications might be required. Your teeth will be rinsed once the desired shade of white is achieved.

Finally, the OpalDam Green substance will be removed from your gums and a final inspection will be done to ensure that your teeth are as white as you wish them to be. The entire process will take only 40 minutes, although certain cases might require a few more applications to reach the desired results.

What Are The After Care Steps?

When the process is done, the dental staff covers your teeth with a special gel. This gel sits on your teeth for about five minutes. It works like a fluoride treatment and helps with most post-procedure sensitivity. This treatment helps protect the enamel of your teeth.

After the procedure, your teeth may continue to whiten another shade during the next 24 hours. A good practice is to stay away from things that could stain your smile during the first 48 hours, including:

  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Tea
  • Wine
  • Smoking
  • Pasta Sauce

If you experience any post-procedure sensitivity, try ibuprofen. If sensitivity occurs, it usually doesn’t last more than about 24 hours. If you are still experience issues after this, call the office of Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule an appointment.

Why Does Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?

Whitening systems use small bleach molecules that penetrate and diffuse into a tooth . However, this can irritate the nerves of your teeth and leave them hypersensitive. Stimuli like temperatures and pressure cause pulpitis on a tooth . Pulpitis means the pulp of your tooth is slightly irritated and inflamed.

For whitening to work, the procedure often gets rid of a protein layer that opens up the “pores” of your teeth. This exposes the core of the tooth, or the dentin. While this is necessary for teeth whitening to work, it causes sensitivity.

What Can You Do to Prevent Sensitivity?

  • Avoid brushing your teeth after whitening. This will further open up the pores of your teeth causing more exposure and sensitivity. If you need to wipe away whitening gel, use a wet washcloth.
  • Always follow the directions on your whitening kit closely. Do not leave any treatment on for any longer than instructed.
  • Compliment your whitening routine with a desensitizing gel.

Post-Whitening Maintenance

Want white teeth after a Ultradent Boost treatment, but can’t find the time to come back in for a dental appointment? Here’s dental care you can use to get results.

Whitening toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste has special chemicals that provide deeper stain removal than most toothpaste. Teeth whitening toothpaste removes surface stains, but can’t treat stains that lie deeper. Also, they can make your teeth more sensitive.

Whitening Strips

Strips treat stains more than whitening toothpaste, but can also be messy and hard to apply. Usually, they need to be used twice a day for two weeks to remove stains. It can take a few months before you can see a difference.

Tray-based whitening

This form of whitening uses a mouthguard with whitening gel. You put the tray in your mouth overnight or during the day for a few weeks.

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