If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Dr. Smith and Associates has your answer with Spa-Dent! The Spa-Dent In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth in a little less than an hour while you relax at your dentist’s office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. The Spa-Dent take-home Whitening System uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth while only having the trays in for 10 minutes. And you may go even lighter with additional applications.
Strips or paint-on gels are a waste of time. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with Spa-Dent
What is Spa-Dent tooth whitening?
Spa- Dent 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. Smith and Associates 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 Spa-Dent 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, Spa-Dent is not recommended for children under 15 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 Spa-Dent 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 Spa-Dent?
Yes! Consulting Dr. Smith and Associates 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. Spa-Dent is clinically proven to whiten your teeth at a professional level, with maximum results.
How does the Spa-Dent In-Office System work?
The light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide and Carbamide Peroxide. As the Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Spa- Dent light aids in activating the Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
Is the Spa-Dent In-office procedure painful?
No. During the procedure, patients can actually listen to music or read. Many fall asleep.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increases in tooth sensitivity to cold temperatures during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes approximately one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by 20 minutes of bleaching. Another 20 min session is available if the patient and dental professional feel the patient would benefit.
How long does Spa- Dent Take-Home Whitening take?
The Spa- Dent take-home gel is designed to be worn between 10-20 minutes per application. Dr. Smith andAssociates 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 three nights of use. Dr. Smith and Associates will help you determine how many applications are right for you.
How is the Spa- Dent Take-Home System different from the Spa-Dent In-Office System?
The main difference between the two systems is the Take-Home System has a different concentration of bleach, and is done in the comfort of your own home.