One of the most desirable attributes of an appealing smile is a set of healthy, white teeth. However, staining due to tobacco use, drinking certain types of beverages (including tea, wine, and coffee), or the natural process of aging may make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, our cosmetic dentists can dramatically enhance the aesthetics of your smile quickly and effectively with our teeth whitening options. At all three of our practices we offer ZOOM!® teeth whitening and Spa Dent Naturals. In as little as 20 minutes to one hour for the in-office procedures, we can whiten your teeth by several shades, and our supplementary take-home kits can provide more comprehensive results or offer a second option for individuals who prefer to whiten from the comfort of home. During your initial consultation, we will develop a customized treatment plan that can best achieve your cosmetic goals with beautiful results.
If you have additional questions about teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry treatments, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our dental professionals, please contact us today.
The ZOOM!® Procedure
When you arrive for your appointment, one of our experienced dental professionals will prepare you for treatment by applying a special light-activated whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. When the low-intensity light is administered, the gel will allow oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin layers of your teeth – the area where stains most commonly reside. Oxygen causes a bleaching effect, helping to diminish the appearance of yellowing and other stains and reveal the whiter shades beneath. We strive to make you as comfortable as possible during this process, which typically takes about an hour to complete. We have headsets to listen to music and movies to watch on our TV’s while the treatment is being done. Once finished, your teeth should be instantly whiter.
In addition to the in-office treatment, we offer at-home ZOOM!® whitening kits that can enhance the results of your office procedure or be used as an alternative option. For this method, dental trays custom-fitted to your teeth will be worn for a minimal amount of time each day until you reach your desired level of brightness. These whitening kits utilize professional grade materials and typically are much more effective than over-the-counter strips, pastes, and similar treatments. These kits can also help to maintain the results of your initial treatment whenever you would like to enhance your smile with a “touch-up” application. You can find examples of patient results from ZOOM!® whitening in our Smile Gallery.
Spa Dent Naturals Procedure
In addition to ZOOM!®, we offer Spa Dent Naturals, an innovative teeth whitening treatment that is gluten-free, BPA-free, fluoride-free, and gentle on sensitive teeth. This advanced whitening system can be completed in the office, at home, or a combination of both. The in-office Spa Dent Naturals procedure takes between 60-90 minutes to complete, depending on your unique treatment plan and needs. This Power Whitening Session can help you achieve your brightest smile in an hour with little to no sensitivity issues.
During the in-practice procedure, you will be seated comfortably in one of our office chairs and provided with some entertainment options, such as music or a movie. A barrier dental dam, made from a gel substance that molds to the unique shape of your oral structures, will be applied to your gums to help minimize discomfort. The whitening gel then will be applied to your teeth, and a special red and blue light will be used to activate the bleaching process. Once complete, we can send you home with an aftercare kit that should help keep your smile radiant for months to come.
Whitening for Life Program
Once you have had your teeth whitened and you would like to maintain them. We offer a “Whitening for Life” program for those who are diligent with maintaining their oral health and white smile. For a small one time fee of $100 we will make custom upper and lower molds for you and you will receive a syringe of whitening gel at two dental hygiene appointments in a year to help keep your teeth looking their whitest for life!
Contact us for more details or ask your dental hygienists as some conditions apply.
For more information about teeth whitening, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Narang or another dentist at our practice, please contact our office today.