Our office offers ZOOM Laser Whitening.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.
We offer two ways to whitening your teeth: 1.) Take home tray whitening gel which is used 30 mins a day for 2-3 weeks, or 2.) ZOOM laser whitening which is the best and latest in whitening technology. ZOOM laser whitening is the system used in the TV show Extreme Make Over. Our office uses the Advanced Power system from ZOOM which the newest version of the system.
The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.
Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth's enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.
One type of stain-caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis-actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing don't help. Another type of stain-one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing-is caused by external factors such as foods.
People today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.
Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth's enamel.
Whitening agents are not used to whiten restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings.
Professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. We will give you custom trays so in the future it is easy to touch up the whitening.
Patients are often concerned with tooth sensitivity during the whitening procedure and also when doing the take home trays. This sensitivity is only temporary and can also be treated with desensitizing agents during and after treatments.
Whitening or "Bleaching" your teeth does not damage the enamel.