Stained or discolored teeth can distract from an otherwise healthy smile. Your Longmeadow, MA dentist can whiten your teeth safely and effectively with in-office teeth whitening at Dores Dental. Professional whitening is better than using over-the-counter bleaching gels, strips and pastes for many reasons. The concentration of peroxide in OTC whitening products is too weak, so you may not see the results you want right away. There is also a risk of using too much bleach and harming your gums. In-office whitening gives you the brightest smile without the long wait. Most of our patients see a significant difference in the color of their teeth after just one appointment.
Whiten your teeth in a flash with the professional Zoom! Whitening system. While actual results vary depending on the current color and condition of your teeth, Zoom effectively whitens teeth up to 8 shades after one session. Professional-strength peroxide gel is applied to your teeth and the gel is activated by UV light to remove deep-seated stains and spots.
Zoom! whitening is FDA-approved, safe and effective. Although there’s no way to predict how white your teeth will get before the procedure, the results can be dramatic. Zoom brings out your teeth’s natural whiteness, so it will not look too white or “fake.”
First, Dr. Dores will check if your mouth is free of decay and gum disease. These problems must be treated first before whitening can be performed. If your mouth is healthy, Dr. Dores will protect your eyes, gums and lips before applying the whitening gel. The gel is inside a tray that fits over your teeth, keeping peroxide from harming the soft tissues. Next, your teeth are exposed to a special light that activates the gel. A fresh coat of gel is applied during each 15-minute session.