If whitening toothpaste and OTC whitening products have fallen short of your expectations, consider a professional cosmetic procedure to help you with your stained or discolored teeth. There is no need to be dissatisfied with the shade of your teeth.
The ZOOM! chairside whitening system is a safe, effective, and fast way to brighten your teeth in a single office visit. The ZOOM! procedure is much more convenient than wearing trays or strips, making it a great choice for our busy patients.
ZOOM! is done in the office during one visit lasting 1.5 hours. At your appointment we apply a gentle, hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel to your teeth. The gel is then exposed to a high-intensity light.
The most common side effect is increased tooth sensitivity to cold for 1-3 days after treatment.
Dentist-supervised whitening is one of the safest and most conservative cosmetic dental treatments available. After the treatment, your teeth can be up to 6-10 shades whiter.
Dr. McClatchie also produces customized trays designed for the shape of your teeth. The average treatment is about 4 weeks, even though you will notice results after just a few applications. If patients are not good candidates for the ZOOM! and in-office whitening systems due to sensitivity or financial limitations, home whitening is a great alternative.
It is recommended to touch up whitening every 6-12 months for best results.