Clinical research and studies have shown that tooth whitening, when performed by a dental professional, is a safe, successful way to cosmetically improve the appearance of a smile. Many patients find the shade of their teeth discolored by coffee, wine, cigarettes, medication, or aging, and are looking for a lightening solution. To meet these requests, we offer several teeth whitening options at Dentistry of Olde Towne.
Before & After
In-Office Teeth Whitening Zoom!
Our in-office treatment, Zoom!®, is an extremely fast and effective alternative to other products that you see on the market.
During a Zoom!® in-office tooth whitening treatment, we typically prepare the teeth with a gentle cleaning and cover the surrounding gum tissue and skin for protection.
We carefully coat the teeth in a hydrogen peroxide-based gel, and then aim a laser light at the teeth.
The laser activates the hydrogen peroxide and helps it to penetrate the surface of the teeth. As the hydrogen peroxide breaks up, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, breaking up stains and bleaching colored substances. The process lasts for about 45 minutes.
Finally, we take impressions of your teeth to create custom trays for continued whitening at home. The result is dramatically whiter teeth that will last for years.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening Trays
Tray whitening is a less expensive whitening treatment you can use while in the comfort of your own home to gradually whiten teeth.
We will first take an impression of your teeth to create a customized clear tray that you will wear to whiten your teeth.
Within a few days your trays will be ready to be picked up and we will show you how to apply the special bleaching material to the trays. The trays are worn at home for approximately 10-14 days.
Occasional touch-up treatment can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile.