Pigments from our daily foods slowly work their way into our tooth structure and as time goes by the cumulative affect is to darken and yellow the teeth. The process of whitening, or bleaching, can be used to erase these stains and return teeth to their unstained shades.Patients can choose between at home whitening or in office treatment. We start by recording the initial shade of the patient’s teeth. Custom trays can be fabricated for wear at home and the appropriate Opalescence gels are provided to best suit the patient. This technique gives patients control of the progress and they can stop treatment once they have achieved their desired shade. We use the initial shade measurement to track progress.
In office whitening is performed with Zoom. This process involves a one time office visit during which high intensity blue light is used to activate a bleaching gel coating the teeth. Some patients choose to pair this with at home trays.