Are you noticing that your smile isn’t as white as it once was? There are many factors which cause teeth to darken in color. Various types of staining, age, and genetics are some of the most common. It is not something that you have to live with, in fact you can change the color of your teeth with tooth whitening very easily!
First we need to make sure that you are a good candidate. Generally speaking, teeth that have not had dental restorations will get the best results. Crowns and tooth colored fillings will not lighten. Other factors may make whitening more challenging, such as teeth intrinsically stained with tetracycline or teeth with a grayish shade. If you do have a couple tooth colored restorations, we may need to resurface the filling with a color to match the new, brighter shade. We will work hard to customize your whitening treatment so you get the best results possible! Please ask us if a whitening treatment is a fit for your smile!
We have a number of whitening options available here at Progressive Dental Care. they range from ZOOM, our in office whitening, to Tres White, our professional strength take home kit.
ZOOM – in office whitening
This is our in office, in the dental chair whitening option. It is 3 sessions of 20 minutes under the Zoom light. It saves you a few weeks of time, if you were to whiten at home. We give you custom whitening trays and more whitening solution for home if you want to continue to to improve your result.
Custom trays/ Home Tooth Whitening
We take molds of your teeth and have our lab custom make your whitening trays. You can choose from Day White or Night White whitening solution. No way is better than another, it is really the preference of the patient.
Day White- a hydrogen peroxide gel that is worn 15 minutes 2x per day or 30 min 1x per day for a few weeks.
Night White- a carbamide peroxide gel that is worn overnight for at least 6 hours for a few weeks
Opalessence to Go
The Opalessence to Go kit is 10 preloaded, professional strength upper and lower trays to use at home. Unlike Crest White Strips, these comfortable trays reach back to the molars, where the strips only reach to the eye teeth. The trays are worn for 30 – 60 minutes. These are great for in between touch ups or gifts for family and friends.
Zoom Whitening Pen
The pen is a fantastic touch up whitener that is used optimally two times per day. It is best used after a patient has done the initial tooth whitening process. It is convenient and easy to use.
This is a smooth, creamy paste that helps stains from reforming on teeth. Many of our patients use it after they have whitened to maintain their lovely white smiles
As you can see there are quite a few options available! If you have any questions about what whitening system would work for your smile, please do not hesitate to call us anytime! Progressive Dental Care 207-773-1703