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Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  One way is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically.  Another way, for immediate results is using a light activated whitening system, that gives you results within 45 minutes. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc.  Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent.  A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for tooth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development)
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.)
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth

What does the home tooth whitening system involve?

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits.At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary.  The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening.  It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

What does the chairside light actived whitening system involve?

The all new Zoom2 chairside whitening system!!

This is the worlds #1 light activated system. It involves a combination of new cutting edge technology, 15,000 Zoom! Lamps in the field plus over a decade of unparalleled whitening experience went into the new & completely redesigned Zoom2. It's the fastest, most effective and most comfortable Zoom! whitening system ever.

  • An average of 8 shades in just 45 minutes.
  • Zoom2 patients experience 67% less sensitivity than those treated with the original Zoom! system – a system heralded for its low sensitivity characteristics.

Procedure

The whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! whitening gel which is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become six to ten shades whiter, and sometimes more. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You'll be amazed with the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter a few days after the procedure.

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