Whitening

Teeth whitening before and afterAt Patrick Toms DMD, we understand that a whiter, brighter smile makes for a more confident you. We offer two teeth whitening procedures: Zoom! and passive tray whitening.

Zoom! Whitening

Zoom! is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure that is safe, effective and fast. In just over two hours, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.

The Zoom! whitening procedure is simple; it begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The clinician then applies the  Zoom! whitening gel and activates it with a specially designed light. The procedure is complete once a quick fluoride treatment is applied to the teeth. Afterwards, teeth typically appear several shades lighter. To help maximize and maintain their new smiles, it is recommended that patients periodically use gel trays.

Passive Tray Whitening

Prior to using the tray method, patients must have impressions of their teeth made. These impressions are used to create custom trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. Once the trays are completed, patients take them home and place a carbamide peroxide gel in these trays and wear them daily for two hours at a time. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use. To maintain whitened teeth, patients should wear the trays once a month for two hours.

Whether patients choose to use the Zoom! process or conventional whitening trays, the end result is the same: a whiter, brighter smile will create a more confident you. To learn more about our whitening procedures, please schedule an appointment with us today.