We offer 2 forms of whitening at Hughes Dental Group, our in office ZOOM whitening and prescription strength take home whitening kits. All of our patients have experienced fantastic results with both options.
Sheer White!® is easy to apply and adapts tightly to the shape of each patient’s teeth with no leakage. Sheer Film® technology ensures a comfortable fit for up to two hours of whitening. With its 20% carbamide peroxide formulation, you will have a pleasant whitening experience with less sensitivity and no effect on your daily activities. You can speak normally and even have a drink while wearing Sheer White.
The Zoom! In- office Whitening System will make your teeth dramatically whiter in less than an hour. The procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. Then the Zoom! Whitening Gel is applied, which was designed to be used with a specially designed light. The Zoom! light and gel work together to gently penetrate your teeth,breaking up stains and discoloration.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Zoom! tooth whitening?
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamal and dentin
What causes tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. We can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure though a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Is whitening safe?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. As with with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
How long do the results last?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing and brushing twice daily.
What will I experience during the procedure?
During the procedure, you may comfortably relax. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire process.