Teeth Whitening Options
These days, there are so many teeth whitening products on the market that the idea of brightening your teeth can become more overwhelming than exciting. Keep in mind that every individual is different, so results on a specific treatment might vary from person-to-person. Before committing yourself to any of these methods, consider your teeth’s sensitivity, the amount of time treatment would take and if you’ll be more comfortable of doing the procedure in a dentist's office or the comfort of your home. Your preferences and needs will give you a starting point for which treatment might suit you best. It’s recommended to always consult with our dentist before making a final decision on any teeth whitening procedure.
Opalescence consists of custom-made trays that our dentist provides at our office. This kit allows our patients to get professional whitening results in the comfort of their own home. This treatment is great for people who suffer from teeth sensitivity.
Take Home Trays
Busy? On the go? No problem, with take-home whitening trays you can improve the quality of your smile anytime, anywhere. These safe, durable trays are molded from your teeth to ensure maximum comfort. Simply wear these trays a few hours each day, and progressively your teeth with brighten. Once your teeth are your desired level of color, just wear your trays every now and then to maintain your healthy new smile.Read more about Take Home Trays
Over the years, we have seen many teeth whitening options come forward. Some of them use a multi-stimulus approach to teeth whitening and are generally considered more drastic than the whitening trays. Although more drastic, they are still harmless and provide excellent results. However, they must be performed at our dental office. Zoom! is one of the whitening methods that has shown to be a success. Its results are quite effective and they can be achieved in as little as one session.
How the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System Functions
First, the dentist performs a comprehensive exam, which is meant to highlight any dental problems that need to be addressed before getting a whitening treatment done. This guarantees that the Zoom whitening procedure works as effectively as possible and prevents any future damage to the teeth. If no such conditions are found, then our dentist performs a teeth cleaning procedure priming the teeth for the application of the whitening gel
Our dentist then applies mouth spacers to avoid the cheeks or lips coming in contact with the teeth. This is needed to protect the softer tissue from the whitening agent to prevent any irritation
Then, the teeth whitening gel is applied to the teeth. This gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that serves as the active ingredient to whiten the teeth
After the gel has been applied, our dentist focuses a bright ultraviolet light on the teeth. This light acts as a catalyst and causes oxygen to be produced through a chemical reaction within the gel. This oxygen permeates the upper layer of the teeth and bleaches them from within. The oxygen works to remove the stains both on top of and within the enamel.
- Lastly, our dentist cleans away the zoom whitening gel
Canoe Creek Family Dental offers you a variety of whitening methods. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact our dental office now at 321-805-4890.