Many of our patients have noticed changes in the color of their teeth, and one of the reasons for this is the change in their teeth’s mineral structure. As we age, the enamel becomes thinner and more porous, which leads to discoloration. In addition to this, some medications, food or bacterial pigments could also contribute to discoloration of the teeth and cause them to have a dull appearance.
There are many ways to whiten your teeth, and you can choose between over the counter products, like whitening pens or strips, or professional teeth whitening, either using our take home kit or our in-office Zoom whitening system.
For at-home teeth whitening treatments, the patient uses a custom-made tray and peroxide-based whitening agents to attack stains on their teeth. The stains are removed gradually, revealing a whiter, brighter smile over time.
With in-office teeth whitening, you will notice visible results immediately. Our cosmetic dentist uses the Zoom system, the #1 most patient-requested whitening brand. Zoom WhiteSpeed uses a proprietary LED light to accelerate the whitening gel’s chemical reaction. It is a fast and safe procedure, powered by innovative technology. After an initial oral exam, the complete treatment takes just one office visit. The procedure begins with a short preparation period, followed by 3, 15-minute bleaching sessions, with an optional fourth 15-minute session, administered at the discretion of your cosmetic dentist.