Throughout the course of most people’s lives, people will come into a variety of items that will stain your teeth. The most commonare: tobacco products, tea, coffee, sodas, red wine, etc. Our office offers two teeth whitening solutions to remove the stains and bringyour smile back to a pearly white shade: 1) an in-office solution is the Zoom Teeth Whitening system, 2) a take-home solution iscustom fitted bleaching trays and tubes of bleaching gel. While there are several over-the-counter solutions to teeth whitening, they do notcompare to a dentist-supervised solution. Most whitening toothpastes and rinses are ineffective. Over-the-counter strips, generally only reach thefront teeth, leaving your back teeth untouched; this may cause your front teeth to be a different shade than your back teeth. Over-the-counter traysare not custom fitted and may not properly fit your mouth, allowing gel to leak and possibly cause gum irritation. Generally, over-the-counterwhitening solutions do not have the sufficient strength and chemistry to achieve the desired results.A dentist-supervised solution is safe, effective, and often times patients with sensitive teeth can use these solutions.
We also offer a home whitening system. This system will whiten your teeth over a periodof 1-3 weeks depending on your current shade and your desired shade. When you come toour office, we will take impressions and make custom fitted trays for you. After the trays are madewe will give you the first set of bleaching gel and your trays to take home. Then all you have to do isspread a tiny amount of gel throughout your trays and wear them for 20 - 30 minutes each day whileyou are whitening your teeth. It is recommended to whiten your teeth in cycles every couple ofweeks and not continuously bleach your teeth. Once your tubes of gel run out, you may purchasemore from our office and start the cycle over again. We have 2 strengths of bleaching gel: 22%hydrogen peroxide and a 30% hydrogen peroxide.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
The Zoom Teeth Whitening System will make your smile pearly white in a matter of 1-2hours. The appointment consists of 3-4 15 minute sessions under the Zoom light. A short preparationwill occur before your first session to prevent the hydrogen peroxide bleaching solution from irritatingyour gums and teeth. After each session your shade will be assessed; if it is determined that you willneed another session to achieve the desiredshade, more solution will be applied to yourteeth and the light will be set up for another 15minute session. The maximum number ofsessions is four; however, the desired effect canusually be achieved within the first 3 sessions.All sessions are performed in one appointmentat out office. We provide custom fittedbleaching trays and a tube of bleaching gel totake home with you for maintaining your newlyacquired pearly white smile. For those withsensitive teeth, it is recommended that youbrush your teeth with a special fluoridetoothpaste, like you would with your normal toothpaste, for 2 weeks before your Zoom appointment.