Schultz Center for Dentistry
Jeffrey L. Schultz, D.D.S.

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What Are The Differences Between Teeth Whitening And Porcelain Veneers?

At the Schultz Center For Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental treatments to help our patients enhance their smiles. One of the more common questions we receive is whether teeth whitening or porcelain veneers is the better option for certain dental concerns. While both procedures can improve the appearance of the teeth, they each differ in unique ways that should be carefully considered before selecting one procedure over the other.

A professional teeth whitening treatment is one way to achieve a whiter smile and is commonly used to remove surface stains from the teeth. We offer both in-office and at-home whitening systems to effectively diminish discoloration using Opalescence Boost ...

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How Long Will Professional Teeth Whitening Last?

With professional-grade bleaching agents, the results of our teeth whitening treatments can be dazzling and give your smile a bright new appearance. Opalescence Boost in-office treatment and Opalescence at-home kits are two popular whitening procedures that give our patients at Schultz Center for Dentistry easy options to remove surface stains and deeper-set discoloration. A common question our patients ask when considering these treatments is how long they can expect their smile to remain bright.

For most patients, the results of Opalescence Boost – a one-hour in-office treatment – typically last from 6 to12 months. Factors that can influence the duration of your results may include:

  • Drinks that cause staining such ...

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What is the Difference Between Over-the-Counter and Professional Whitening Treatments?

With so many whitening products available in stores and dental offices, it can be challenging to figure out which treatment is best for you. Both over-the-counter whiteners and professional whitening treatments have proven effective at brightening teeth; however, these two methods are not necessarily equal.

At Schultz Center for Dentistry, we offer in-office and at-home whitening options that can have many advantages compared to their OTC counterparts, including:

  • Professional-grade bleaching formulas
  • Dentist-monitored supervision and application
  • Improved ability to control and customize shade of whiteness
  • Greater efficiency and more vibrant results

Though over-the-counter products may help remove surface stains, professional whitening treatments are often best for patients who wish to transform the color of their teeth dramatically. ...

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