Dental Whitening Services
COSMETIC DENTISTRY / TOOTH WHITENING
SAME DAY WHITENING WITH…
Time to best result: 1 day
A professional laser Zoom whitening session in-office is the fastest, safest and most effective method in getting a naturally white smile. For many, a 1-hour session can achieve the same results as several other whitening methods. Additionally, a Zoom Whitening is a simple procedure as we simply turn down the lights and allow you to relax as you wait for your tooth whitening to be complete.While a large fraction of individuals report no sensitivity at all after Zoom, some can have slightly elevated sensitivity for up to a week after their treatment. To help reduce post-treatment sensitivity, a toothpaste like Sensodyne is recommended for about 2 weeks prior to your Zoom treatment. Following your treatment, you should also avoid “staining foods” for 48 hours.
EXPLORING OTHER WHITENING OPTIONS
Time to best result: 2-3 months
Whitening toothpastes are an option if you are looking for just minor brightening of your current (natural) tooth shade. These toothpastes work gently polishing away minor stains, so you shouldn’t expect a drastic alteration in the whiteness of your teeth. The addition of a whitening mouthwash with a bleaching agent may also provide a small increase to the whitening result. For best results, be sure to start this regimen early and keep up with it everyday. If you don’t see the whitening results you hoped for, you can always move forward with other whitening options.
Time to best result: 4-6 weeks
Whitening strips and trays are another cost friendly method used to whiten your teeth. However, the application of whitening strips also requires regular maintenance to be effective and can also have only minimal whitening results. Because these strips utilize bleach, you may still have to deal with sensitive teeth. But as with other bleaching methods, it is important to remember that for 48 hours after each treatment, you should refrain any food or drink that may stain your teeth.
ZOOM WHITENING TRAYS
Time to best result: 2-4 weeks
Professional whitening trays are custom made by your dentist and are require prescription strength whitening gel. While they are similar to over-the-counter trays that you can purchase over-the-counter, these custom trays will have faster and significantly more dramatic results as the gel is professional grade. Meanwhile, the use of custom bleaching trays allows the whitening gel to completely cover all the surfaces of the teeth for a uniform and professional result.