Teeth Whitening Methods

Teeth whitening offers a fast, non-invasive method to improve your smile. It is a process that restores the natural color of the teeth, or in many cases, just boosts the color of the teeth beyond its natural shade. Almost everyone who chooses a teeth whitening solution sees reasonable to significant enhancement in the color of their smile. There are many teeth whitening techniques offered at our dental office, and some are found below.

Our dentist at Lifetime Dentistry at Short Pump.recommends various teeth whitening products and teeth whitening kits. Most of the teeth whitening kits work using a lightening agent, usually containing peroxide. Recommendations are given depending on the current state of the patient

Take-Home Trays

What makes over the counter teeth whitening kits so popular is that they can be done at home. These trays are available for both sensitive and non-sensitive teeth. Each teeth whitening kit consists of impression trays and teeth whitening gels. These "take-home trays" are engineered for anyone to use, and come with instructions on how to perform the procedure yourself.  However, it is still important to consult our dentist so that the correct teeth whitening take-home kit is given to you. 

 Whitening trays are customizable and are usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjusts when inserted. A special gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth. They are also great for our patients who are on the go and need a more flexible way to do a teeth whitening treatment, as well as for those who have never done one and would like to start by using this method, Our dentist will go through the steps in-office and over what to do to maximize your treatment.

Zoom!

Zoom is a bleaching process widely used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine, or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp – to accelerate the bleaching process – to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.

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If you are looking for effective and efficient teeth whitening procedures and outstanding services, consult with our dentist at Lifetime Dentistry at Short Pump in Richmond,Virginia. Our team offers excellent teeth whitening procedures. Contact us today at 804-360-8890! Our team of dedicated professionals is available to answer any questions you may have. We are hoping to see you soon so that you can experience the quality of our service for yourself.