This is the procedure of making teeth whiter and brighter, and therefore more attractive. Our office uses several methods including Zoom! Whitening, passive tray whitening, and professional strength whitening strips.
Zoom! is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It's safe, effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of using strips or wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. The Zoom! Whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! whitening gel that is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You'll be amazed by the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure. Trays with gel are recommended afterward for maximum whitening and maintenance.
The tray method involves having impressions taken from which a laboratory fabricates custom vinyl trays. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays, and the trays with gel are worn for about three hours, or overnight. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use. Three different strengths of gel may be used; however, the higher the strength, the greater the likelihood of reactions or tooth sensitivity. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, and it may take several months of use to see significant color improvement. For maintenance of whitened teeth, the trays should be used every several months.
The cost of the tray method is less expensive than Zoom!, and there is usually less post-treatment sensitivity.
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