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Teeth vary in their natural colour and are affected by time, diet and hygiene. These factors can darken teeth even further. As a result patients may want to whiten their teeth to a colour that is both pleasing to them as well as others.
There are many ways to whiten teeth, from “over the counter” systems available at the drug store, to our in-office ZOOM whitening and Spa Dent systems. Some teeth whiten more easily and predictably than others. At Garrison Woods Dental, we offer methods that are both cost effective and proven to help whiten your smile.
In-Office Systems: ZOOM & Spa Dent
Using an LED light to activate the whitening gel, we can brighten your teeth up to eight shades whiter in a single appointment.
The day of your in-office teeth whitening appointment the hygienist will start off by explaining the procedure and sizing you for your custom take home trays. She will then sit you back and place a protective barrier on your gums. Once the protective barrier is fixed, the gel is then applied to your teeth and the LED light is placed over top for a 15-minute interval. This is repeated three to four times, depending on the level of whiteness you desire. After the last interval you will receive your custom fabricated trays, and a take-home whitening gel syringe for touch ups.
ZOOM Take-Home Kit
Using custom fabricated trays you can brighten your teeth to the whiteness you desire at home.
The day of your ZOOM whitening take-home appointment you will be fitted with your custom trays, made by the hygienist. Depending on the shade of your teeth, the shade you desire and lifestyle, they may suggest ZOOM DayWhite or NiteWhite gel to use in your trays. Each solution is designed to be used for either day or night wear. You will place a small amount of the peroxide gel into your trays and place the trays in your mouth and wear as directed. Depending on the type of gel, you will wear the trays on your teeth for 15 minutes daily, 30 minutes daily or overnight, for a period of 1 day to 2 weeks, depending on the level of brightness you want to achieve.