Teeth whitening is a popular procedure to make your teeth whiter and brighter, and therefore more attractive. Bleaching can be used to whiten stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull smile. Either way, tooth whitening is a safe and relatively painless procedure for most patients. Our office offers two methods of whitening: in office whitening and tray whitening.
ZOOM! and Glo Whitening are common in office whitening procedures that are ideal if you want immediate results. A protective gel is applied to your gums to protect the soft tissue. Then a special light activated gel is applied to your teeth and light or laser is used to enhance the action of the agent. Finally, the patient receives a takehome gel and instructions to keep the smile bright. The result is dramatically whiter teeth that will last.
Tray whitening is a less expensive and convenient at home whitening treatment. The results are more gradual. An impression is taken at the dentist’s office in order to create a customized clear tray. Trays are generally ready within a few days, depending, and the patient must follow instructions for how to apply the gel in the trays and how often to use it. Maximum whitening results and a dazzling smile are achieved at the end of the set treatment period. An occasional treatment can be used to maintain the new smile.