Professional Whitening

Everyone loves a bright, white smile. Today there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the color of your teeth. Some whitening procedures are done in our office with one visit. Other whitening agents can even be purchased over-the-counter. However, over-the-counter whitening agents will not whiten your teeth as quickly or as effectively as those delivered by a dentist.

Teeth whitening is ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and gums. Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best. But this cosmetic procedure is not recommended for everyone.

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Zoom whitening can drastically improve the appearance of your smile.

To achieve the teeth you want, Zoom Teeth Whitening offers you a full range of options based on your needs and your lifestyle. Professional teeth whitening with Philips Zoom is safe, pain-free, sustainable and used by over 10 million people. The difference between professional and over-the-counter whitening treatments.

Non-professional whitening treatments are over the counter products such as strips and toothpaste. These products vary in their price, difficulty of use and effectiveness.

Zoom professional whitening is a fast, effective and safe way to whiten your teeth. Your dental professional will either apply the treatment for you, or fit you with a customized trays so you can do the treatment at home.

Results from professional treatments can be immediate (up to 8 shades whiter in 45 minutes), and because a dental professional is involved, the process is safe, reliable and hassle free.

OpalescenceTooth Whitening Systems

Why Opalescence?

Opalescence is a professional teeth whitener that offers professional results. Safe and effective, Opalescence has been the leader in whitening for over 25 years!

Teaming up with your dentist is the best way to get the whitening results you want. Your dentist knows your oral health and can make recommendations that will allow you to get the best results in a time frame that works for you. Your dentist can also help you understand how the whitening process works, monitor your progress, and treat any sensitivity issues that may arise.

 ClinPro

Because of your need to prevent or control dental decay (caries) or to reduce tooth sensitivity, our office has recommended the use of custom-fit tray(s) to apply fluoride to your teeth daily. From well documented research and from our own observations over many years, we know that use of these trays and fluoride will prevent new decay almost totally and will slow down currently present decay. Additionally, regular use will desensitize sensitive root surfaces. However, you must be consistent in carrying out the following described procedures daily, just before going to bed.

• Near bedtime, brush your teeth well and floss them. Follow through on any additionally prescribed cleaning methods that we have recommended, such as a proxy brush or rubbertip. You may do this procedure earlier in the evening, but do not eat or drink after the treatment until the next morning.

• Place about 6 small drops of ClinPro 5000 into each tray, spacing the drops equally around the tray. This is a medication that requires a prescription. If you need more of the ClinPro 5000, you may stop by the office anytime to purchase more or we can give you a written script to take to your pharmacy or we would be happy to phone in a renewal to the pharmacy of your choosing.

• Place the tray(s) over your teeth and seat them correctly. They are not interchangeable and only the upper tray will fit on the upper teeth and only the lower tray will fit on the lower teeth.

• Wear the trays for 5 minutes. Do not drink or eat with the trays in your mouth. • After 5 minutes, remove the trays carefully and expectorate any fluoride from your teeth. Wash the tray(s) with water. You may want to use your toothbrush to help remove any residual blue fluoride.

• Place your washed trays upside down in the container provided to let them drain and dry before the next use. Put the container in a convenient place and out of reach of children and pets.

• Please continue this therapy indefinitely.

• Hyper sensitivity can be common after whitening.

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Key aspects to know.

Whitening gels are clear, peroxide-based gels applied with a small brush directly to the surface of your teeth. Instructions vary depending on the strength of the peroxide. Follow the directions on the product carefully. Initial results are seen in a few days and final results are sustained for about four months.

Whitening strips are very thin, virtually invisible strips that are coated with a peroxide-based whitening gel. The strips are applied twice daily for 30 minutes for 14 days. Initial results are seen in a few days and final results are sustained for about four months.

Among the newest whitening products available are whitening rinses. Like most mouthwashes, they freshen breath and help reduce dental plaque and gum disease. But these products also include ingredients, such as hydrogen peroxide in some, which whiten teeth. Manufacturers say it may take 12 weeks to see results. You just swish them around in your mouth for 60 seconds twice a day before brushing your teeth. However, some experts say that rinses may not be as effective as other over-the-counter whitening products. Because a whitening rinse is only in contact with the teeth for such a short time — just two minutes a day compared to 30 minutes for many strips — it may have less of an effect.