About Teeth Whitening
Shiny, bright teeth naturally enhance your smile and can light up your whole face. Teeth whitening can work wonders to increase your confidence, especially for a special event or camera-ready moment.
Lifestyle choices contribute to yellowing teeth enamel, which can dull the beauty of your smile and even make you look older than your years. Smoking and certain beverages, such as coffee, tea, wine, and soda, are known offenders, leaving surface stains on teeth that accumulate over time.
Whitening toothpastes and other over-the-counter treatments can improve the appearance of the teeth, but professional-strength products yield the most noticeable results. Zoom!’s strong hydrogen peroxide formula breaks apart stains that cause dark tones and yellowing. Teeth look whiter and have more sparkle, reflecting the light to create luster and shine.
Whitening at The Smile Center
Your initial appointment at our Center will include a dental exam by Dr. Scott Parr or Dr. Tara Frey. It is important to begin any cosmetic dentistry treatment with clean teeth that are free of decay and periodontal disease.
In some cases, tooth discoloration is deeply intrinsic, stemming from trauma, large silver fillings or ingested medications. If teeth bleaching will not yield the results you seek, our dentists can recommend other options, including porcelain veneers or dental crowns. If you are a candidate for Zoom! whitening, you will have a choice of in-office treatment, a custom take-home kit or both.
In the office, our Zoom WhiteSpeed system provides dramatic results in less than an hour. The treatment includes use of a special LED light to activate the chemical action of the whitening gel. We use custom fabricated trays made from impressions of your teeth, ensuring the whitening results reach every angle of your visible enamel.
The procedure takes place in three, consecutive 15-minute sessions in the dentist’s chair. Intensity settings are adjustable for sensitive patients, but most patients experience little to no sensitivity after this treatment. You can take home your custom trays with a bonus DayWhite or NiteWhite gel to enhance and maintain your results. We also offer a topical treatment to relieve any sensitivity you might experience.
For patients who prefer a take-home kit only, Zoom! DayWhite and NightWhite are available. Both systems include custom application trays for optimal results. The formula options range from a mild strength to full 22% whitening power. The stronger formulas can yield a dramatic effect in a few nights, while a gentler gel provides more gradual results over a two-week period. Patients with sensitivity concerns can also use Zoom!’s Relief ACP sensitivity treatment.