Teeth whitening is a quick, simple method for brightening your smile. The Zoom!® and Opalescence® whitening treatments we offer at South River Dentistry can reduce the intensity of many types of dental stains and discoloration to reveal a whiter, more refreshed smile. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jeff Blackburn uses only the highest-quality professional whitening systems to produce noticeable, measurable results. While the effects of teeth whitening treatments are not permanent, they can be maintained by avoiding foods and drinks that stain, keeping up with daily dental hygiene, and performing periodic at-home touch-ups.
For more information about teeth whitening at South River Dentistry, please continue reading to learn about the specific in-office and at-home whitening options we offer.
Candidates for Teeth Whitening
Any patient with good dental and gingival health who desires a whiter smile may be a good candidate for teeth whitening. It is important to note that some stains and dental work are not receptive to whitening. In those cases, Dr. Blackburn may suggest another cosmetic option, such as porcelain veneers, to achieve aesthetic improvement.
Zoom!® Teeth Whitening
The Zoom!® teeth whitening system is one of the most effective in-office whitening treatments available. In less than an hour, Zoom!® teeth whitening can whiten teeth by several shades. The combination of the concentrated Zoom!® whitening gel with the patented chair-side Zoom!® whitening light allows the active ingredients to penetrate deeply and break down stubborn stains. Prior to treatment, a thorough cleaning is administered to ensure even whitening of the teeth and the gums are protected with a resin barrier to reduce potential sensitivity and irritation.
Opalescence® offers several different professional-strength teeth whitening options. The right system for you will depend on your unique needs and goals. We provide three different Opalescence® whitening methods that are designed for application in the dental office, at-home, or on-the-go:
- Opalescence® Boost is an in-office treatment that utilizes the strongest Opalescence® hydrogen peroxide gels to quickly whiten teeth in less than an hour.
- Opalescence® PF is a take-home, professional-strength gel that is designed to be placed in custom whitening trays and worn for thirty minutes to gradually whiten teeth, or perform whitening touch-ups as needed.
- Opalescence® Go is a system of professional strength pre-filled, disposable whitening trays that you can use anytime – at home or on-the-go – to gradually boost the whiteness of your smile.
Contact South River Dentistry
To find out if teeth whitening can be an effective solution for improving the appearance of your smile, contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Blackburn.