Perhaps you have a special occasion coming up like a wedding, a big sales presentation, or a job interview. Or maybe you’ve simply become unhappy with that dull, lifeless smile you see in the mirror every morning. Whatever the reason, teeth whitening is one of the fastest ways to brighten your smile.
Teeth Whitening Options
Teeth whitening can be totally safe and effective – lasting up to several years – provided it is done properly. While there are numerous teeth whitening products that can be purchased at your local pharmacy or grocery store, the safest and most effective method is dentist-supervised.
Williamsburg Dental is proud to offer ZOOM!®, an in-office, one-hour teeth whitening system. ZOOM! is fast, highly effective and very safe. In fact, it has been clinically proven to whiten teeth an average of eight or more shades – and sometimes as much as 12 shades!
Here’s How Zoom! Works:
We first determine the shade of your current teeth color, using a special shade guide which shows 20 or more shades. A guard is put in your mouth to protect your lips, cheeks and tongue, allowing full exposure of your teeth. Next, a clear gel is painted on your teeth. A special light that activates the whitening ingredient in the gel is placed close to your mouth for 15 minutes. During this process, you can relax and watch television or listen to music. It’s that easy.
This simple process is repeated two or three times until the desired shade is achieved. You leave our office with a brilliant white smile!
Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits
Take home teeth whitening kits are excellent alternatives to the one-hour teeth whitening systems for patients who are looking for a more economical alternative to whitening and have the time and discipline required.
Your Williamsburg Dental dentist or hygienist will make impressions of your teeth to fabricate lightweight mouthguard appliances (sometimes called “trays”) that you can comfortably wear while awake or asleep. You’ll be given the whitening gel that you’ll apply yourself on the trays along with instructions on how and when to wear the trays – usually 30 minutes a day for eight to 10 days.
Results last from one to five years, with touch-ups normally possible using the same trays. While every case is different, these kits typically provide a two-shade improvement as seen on our dental shade guide. Don’t forget that whitening will not lighten artificial materials such as porcelain, resin or silicant.
Williamsburg Dental offers a complimentary consultation so you can see which teeth whitening method might be best for you. Call our office at 610-353-2700 to set up an appointment today.