Opalescence Kits


What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening (bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of your natural teeth enamel.

Because whitening only works on your natural enamel, Dr. Ochev will evaluate the replacement of any restorations such as old fillings and crowns. The replacement of any restorations is done after whitening so they match your newly bleached teeth.

Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, drink tea, or drink wine.

4 Reasons for Teeth Whitening

Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development)

Normal wear of outer tooth layer

Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.)

Yellow, brown stained teeth

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What does Opalescence® take-home whitening involve?

This type of teeth whitening usually requires two appointments.

At Our Office

At your first visit, Dr. Ochev takes impressions (molds) that will be used to create custom, clear plastic trays. At your second visit, you’ll try on the trays for proper fit, and he’ll make adjustments if necessary.

At Your Home

You'll wear your trays with a special whitening solution either twice-a-day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the desired level of whitening. It’s normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you’re whitening your teeth, but it’ll subside shortly after you’ve stopped bleaching.

Caring for Your Teeth and Trays

You’ll receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and you’ll be encouraged to visit Dr. Ochev regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.