If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Dr. Zabel has your answer with in office whitening.
Strips or paint-on gels are a waste of time. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with Zoom.
WHAT IS In office WHITENING?
In office whitening is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
We proudly offer the following types of bleach:
WHAT CAN CAUSE TOOTH DISCOLORATION?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM TEETH WHITENING?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Zabel can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
IS TEETH WHITENING SAFE?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. In office whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
DO THE RESULTS LAST A LONG TIME?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend using office made bleach trays for at home touch ups.
IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OVER-THE-COUNTER TOOTH WHITENERS AND in office whitening?
Yes! Consulting Dr. Zabel is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. In office whitening is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight shades* in one hour or six shades* in just one weekend.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
HOW LONG IS THE PROCEDURE?
Depending on which type of bleach is determined optimal for you, the process can be 1-2 hours long. You are welcome to watch a movie, Netflix or listen to your own music.