1 Hour Colgate Chairside Whitening
If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now ,Dr. Stepniewski has your answer with Colgate Visible White In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades* in a little over an hour while you relax at your dentist’s office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. Custom made trays are also made prior to your whitening session to help you maintain your white smile.
Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with Colgate.
What is Colgate tooth whitening?
Colgate is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel .
What can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Stepniewski can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The Colgate Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Colgate 1 hour whietening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and touch-ups with Colgate take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Colgate whitening?
Yes! Consulting Dr. Stepniewski is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Colgate Whitening is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight shades* in one hour .
How does the Colgate In-Office System work?
The Colgate pre-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged.
Is the Colgate In-office procedure painful?
For most people no, sometimes patients can experience some sensitivity towards the end of the procedure.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment. It is recommended to use the after treatment sensitivity gel to prevent any such sensitivity.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure (we recommend a cleaning prior to the actual session).
How long does Take-Home Whitening take?
The take-home gel is designed to be worn between one to two hours per application. Dr. Stepniewski will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of six shades* after just a few nights of use. Dr. Stepniewski will help you determine how many applications are right for you.