Teeth whitening is perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure. Teeth are often stained from smoking, food, drink (coffee, tea or red wine) or poor oral hygiene. Bleaching the teeth can enhance the appearance of your smile. We offer several teeth whitening services to meet your needs.
Zoom whitening is a widely used bleaching process that lightens discoloration of your enamel and dentin. Zoom whitening is popular because it can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth.
The Zoom whitening procedure typically takes less than an hour to undergo. We recommend a teeth cleaning before getting your whitening procedure. The first thing we do is to cover your lips and gums, which will expose your teeth for the procedure. We will then apply the Zoom whitening gel (made of hydrogen peroxide). After we cover your teeth with the whitening gel, we use the special Zoom whitening light that works with the gel to penetrate your teeth’ surface and break up any stains and discoloration you may have. This process typically takes about 15 minutes.
This process is repeated 3 times, each lasting 15 minutes, for a total treatment time of 45 minutes. The final step is to add a gel paste that reduces sensitivity. After the process is complete, your teeth will be white and beautiful!
Take Home Teeth Whitening Trays
One option for whitening your teeth is a bleaching procedure that uses custom take-home whitening trays to put the healthy look back into your smile. Many over-the-counter products are available for whitening teeth without dentist supervision. However, for the most effective and safest whitening treatment, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recommends using custom-fitted mouth trays made by your dentist.
Before starting the whitening process, your dentist will clean your teeth and treat any existing dental problems like decay or gum disease. The next step is making your custom take-home whitening trays – sometimes called stents or custom bleach splints. After taking an impression of your teeth, your dentist will use the molds to make the trays in our offices. This usually takes a couple of days.
Your dentist will instruct you to place a small amount of professional strength bleaching solution into the clear trays and wear the trays for up to four hours a day for one to two weeks. Patients are often amazed at how much whitening takes place during this time, and an occasional treatment now and then is all you'll need to keep your teeth looking their best.
Professional Strength Whitening Strips
There are a lot of options for whitening strips available commercially, but not all whitening strips are the same. Our dentist can provide you with professional strength strips that are proven to provide better results and, in some case, less tooth sensitivity.
The GLO Brilliant™ Personal Teeth Whitening Device reinvents the experience of whitening using patented G.L.O. (Guided Light Optic) technology, combining professional elements of heat and light built into a one of a kind closed system mouthpiece that accelerates the whitening process, preventing the whitening oxygen from escaping the tooth surface, bombarding the stains and making the whitening process more effective and more efficient.
Used with our innovating whitening gel G-Vials that contain a minty fresh, stay put formula that adheres to your teeth without getting on gums and other soft tissue. This avoids some of the problems of sensitivity common with other whitening methods.