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.

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:

  • Coffee
  • Red wine
  • Soda
  • Tea
  • Tobacco
  • 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!