Over time, your teeth darken as minerals penetrate the outer enamel layer. This darkening can be caused by foods and beverages that stain such as coffee, colas, tea, red wine or berries. Tobacco products, like cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco, can cause teeth to take on a yellowish brown hue. And the natural aging process can also cause your teeth to darken.
We can prescribe a home teeth whitening system that will safely lighten these stains, giving you a whiter, brighter smile! We use a specially formulated tooth whitening gel, designed to be highly effective, yet safe, gently forces oxygen through the enamel of your teeth. The whitening process virtually erases stains and brightens your teeth, without damaging your tooth enamel or your gums.
First, we thoroughly examine your teeth and your mouth to make sure at-home teeth whitening is an appropriate option for you. We then take impressions of your teeth to create models of them. Using these models, we make a personalized tooth whitening tray that fits tightly over your teeth, allowing us to achieve optimum results.
At home, you’ll fill the tray with the whitening gel and place the tray over your teeth, keeping it in place for several hours each day. You can wear the tooth whitening trays while you sleep, or if you prefer, you can wear them as you go about your day. Typically, you’ll begin to see results in two to three weeks.
We’ll monitor your progress on a regular basis, ensuring that your gums aren’t becoming irritated, and your teeth are whitening as desired. When the process is complete, your smile will be noticeably whiter and brighter!
For those who desire a faster result we can apply the Zoom teeth whitening gel which will whiten your teeth 6-8 shades in about 60 to 90 minutes.Zoom treatments are a clinically safe way to brighten your smile.
Over-the-counter whitening products are not customized to your needs. With Zoom, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by your dentist, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration in the dentist’s office.