Patients who prefer a more gradual transition for their appearance should choose our convenient, effective take-home kits. Home teeth whitening can yield the same astounding results as in-office bleaching, but over 7 to 14 days of use. Simply wear the gel-lined trays for few hours a day, and you’ll start to notice results after a few applications. If your teeth reach the shade you prefer before 2 weeks, discontinue use and save the remaining product for touch-ups. We recommend keeping your Zoom! Whitening smile bright by periodically following up with home trays. Depending on the color of your teeth, a combination of in office and take-home teeth whitening may be recommended.
Whitening products use peroxide as the active ingredient to whiten teeth. The peroxide oxidizes stains, removing them in the process. Tooth sensitivity is a common symptom following whitening. Brushing with Sensodyne toothpaste twice daily helps alleviate the sensitivity.
Whitening is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PREGNANT OR LACTATING WOMEN.
Many people associate professional teeth whitening with movie stars and brides – but in fact, it is the most popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry.
Stained or discolored teeth are very common among adults of all ages, and come from a variety of sources, such as:
- Red wine
- Some medications
Those of us with stained teeth tend to brush more vigorously; this can remove the enamel from your teeth, causing further discoloration and serious dental problems. Others use over-the-counter whitening kits, but they don’t have the prescription strength and lasting effects of a professional teeth-whitening procedure.
The key to a long lasting, bright, white smile is to have them whitened by a cosmetic dentist before discoloration becomes too severe. Whether you choose an in-office or at-home procedure, you can be sure to receive solid advice, professional care, and a smile that will knock their socks off!