Teeth whitening is the process of lightening and brightening your teeth by removing discoloration that may have built up over time. There are different types of teeth whitening options, ranging from over the counter products to custom take-home kits and in-office whitening treatments.
Zoom Teeth Whitening is our in-house whitening treatment that accelerates the bleaching process and provides faster, enhanced results to our patients. As the hydrogen peroxide solution breaks down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin of your teeth in order to bleach them, while leaving the structure of teeth unchanged and unharmed. The entire procedure takes less than an hour, leaving you with a whiter, brighter smile in one quick visit!
One of our hygienists will prep you by ensuring you have clean teeth to start with. Next, they’ll place a cover over your gums and lips so that your teeth are accessible and ready for treatment. You’ll also get some protective glasses to wear.
Next, whitening gel is applied to your teeth and the Zoom lamp is placed over them for 15-minute increments. This process is repeated three separate times; in between sessions the dentist will check your progress to ensure you’re achieving the desired results.
Lastly, the Riverview and Apollo beach dentist will coat your teeth in a special fluoride gel paste to help reduce the potential for any tooth sensitivity following your treatment. Depending on your specific whitening goals, you may also be given a take-home touch up kit to maintain your whitening at home.
Unsure about your treatment options based on your existing dentist’s recommendations? We happily provide free second opinions to anyone feeling uncertain about the best path forward.Book Now
Considering implants or dentures? We’re happy to consult with our patients for free to go over their specific case and outline potential options and expected results.Book Now
If you’d like to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, we can create customized at-home whitening kits just for you.
If you prefer a one-and-done approach to teeth whitening, schedule a Zoom appointment for a big event or time-sensitive need.
When assessing your whitening options, there are pros and cons to every method. However, professional whitening options work best for patients who want: