Over time our teeth tend to become discolored or stained, whether from smoking, wine, coffee, or simply the natural aging process. Teeth whitening offers a safe and highly effective solution to help you turn back the clock and create a brighter, more dazzling smile. Dr. Shepherd and his team offer two options for professional teeth whitening to accommodate your needs.
In-Office Zoom Whitening
For rapid whitening results, we use the light-activated ZOOM whitening system. Mirtha, our hygienist, applies a protective barrier to the gum tissues to prevent irritation from the whitening material. The whitening material is placed in 3-4 consecutive 15-minute periods and the light that activates the whitening properties of the compound is placed in front of your teeth. Once the whitening process is complete, Mirtha removes the protective material from your gums, and rinses your mouth. She will also provide a fluoride gel that can be used for prevent the common temporary tooth sensitivity immediately following whitening to keep you comfortable.
At-Home Professional Whitening
The first step in the at-home whitening process is creating a full set of impressions of your upper and lower teeth which will be used as the template for your custom whitening trays, ensuring a perfect fit. Once the trays have been created, we will send you home with a highly effective whitening solution that you will dab inside the trays and wear for 30 minutes to 2 hours a day. Within 7-10 days, you will see a significant improvement in the color of your teeth as years of stains and discoloration are removed, leaving you with a brighter and younger-looking smile. Your custom whitening trays are reusable, allowing you to easily refresh your smile as desired.