One of the most requested procedures asked of a dental office is tooth whitening. This is a procedure that will assist in removing stains and discoloration from teeth while lightening them.
We are able to achieve a rapid start or even final results using Zoom or Kor whitening systems. These procedures require about 60 to 90 minutes achieving accelerated whitening in one visit. We then recommend you continue the process at home with your custom trays until you are happy with the degree of whiteness and can touch up periodically.
Tooth whitening can only be completed once cavities are treated in order to prevent the whitening solution from reaching the inner tooth and causing sensitivity. Also keep in mind that tooth whitening is unable to lighten exposed tooth roots, and tooth replacements such as crowns and veneers.
Whitening your teeth at home involves using a custom fitted tray, similar to a custom mouth guard, into which the whitening solution is placed. These custom fitted trays will help protect your gums from irritation that occurs when using ill-fitted over-the-counter whitening mouth pieces. The solutions we use have been tested for safety and effectiveness. After the solution is placed in the mouth guard it is placed over the teeth and left on for a hour or two or overnight depending on the type of whitening solution.
One of the advantages of home whitening and custom trays is they provide you with the ability to do routine touch ups to keep your teeth bright and beautiful.
Ask any of our dentists if home whitening is right for you.