At Foutz Family Dental, we have several effective options for making teeth whiter and enhancing your smile. Our office uses several methods for tooth whitening.
Zoom! is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe, effective, and fast—very fast! Give us about 90 minutes and your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Zoom! makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.
The Zoom! Whitening procedure is simple: it begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! whitening gel that is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, and sometimes more. A fluoride treatment completes the procedure to help decrease sensitivity, which can happen after any form of tooth whitening.
You’ll be amazed with the results! In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure. Trays with gel are recommended afterward for maximum whitening and maintenance.
The tray method involves having impressions taken, from which laboratory-fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays, and the trays with gel are then worn for about three hours or overnight. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use.
Three different strengths of gel may be used. The higher the strength, however, the greater the likelihood of tooth sensitivity. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, and it may take several months of use to see significant color improvement. For maintenance of whitened teeth, the trays should be used periodically.