Not only is your smile the first thing people notice about you, but a confident smile can also increase your self-esteem, and therefore, your quality of life. It’s natural that as we age, our teeth become yellowed with stains, but, fortunately, there is something we can do to regain our youthful, bright smile! Teeth whitening is a quick, safe, and easy way to get a great smile makeover at our practice. Both of our conveniently located offices in Central Arizona offer two types of teeth whitening treatments: Zoom!® light-activated in-office bleaching, and take-home tray bleaching. Both approaches are very effective in brightening the teeth and can accomplish very similar, excellent, results.
Our tooth whitening patients could not be happier with their results. Hear their personal stories on our Patient Stories page.
Zoom!® Light-Activated In-Office Bleaching
This highly effective and safe tooth whitening system leaves your teeth an average of eight shades whiter in just one office visit. Zoom! utilizes a combination of hydrogen peroxide whitening gel and an innovative LED light to penetrate the teeth and accelerate the bleaching process for a visibly brighter smile in under an hour. This proven whitening process maintains the healthy structure of your teeth during treatment despite being incredibly powerful. The laser-activated bleaching system includes a complimentary set of bleaching trays to go home with you so that as the year progresses, you can easily refresh your treatment. Your dentist will provide you with detailed instructions for when and how to use your touch-up kit. Laser-activated bleaching can last up to two years with the tray updates every six months.
Zoom! has many advantages that make it our number one choice to whiten teeth, including the following:
- It’s fast and convenient.
- The results are long-lasting.
- People with sensitive teeth and gums can tolerate the procedure.
- It’s performed in the comfort of our offices under the expert care of our team.
While your teeth are being beautifully brightened, you can relax comfortably and, if you wish, listen to music.
Take-Home Tooth Whitening Trays
Another way to effectively lighten your teeth is the at-home approach. This process is less expensive than the Zoom! in-office whitening but does require a little bit of effort on your part to complete successful treatment. We will take impressions of your teeth and create custom trays into which bleaching gel will be applied in small amounts during your at-home treatment sessions. The trays are worn for one hour each day until the desired shade is achieved. We use the highest quality materials at our practice, and you can rest assured that the bleach, though powerful, is very safe to the enamel and dentin of your teeth.
Note: If you are receiving porcelain crowns, or if you would like to have your old amalgam fillings replaced with tooth-colored fillings, it is recommended to complete a tooth whitening treatment first. We can then match your new restorations to your new bright color for a smile makeover that will make you proud.
Tooth Whitening in Scottsdale, AZ, and Payson, AZ
If you live in Central Arizona, near Scottsdale or Payson, and are interested in teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, please contact either of our two conveniently located offices. Drs. Chris and Patrice Winterholler will be happy to review your tooth whitening options with you. As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our procedures and treatments. We look forward to helping you achieve the picture-perfect smile you have always wanted!