Same Day In-Office Whitening by a Dentist
Same day laser whitening treatments like ZOOM! offer the best and fastest results. If you’re short on time and need brighter teeth by the weekend, then an in-office procedure is your ideal option.
During an in-house whitening treatment, our Boulder dentist will apply a protective coating over your gums, then brush the gel onto your teeth. Finally, a bright light (laser) accelerates the oxidation of stains, naturally lifting discoloration off your teeth. The process takes about 15 minutes from start to finish, and we’ll repeat these steps another 2-3 times until we see the whiter results you want! This process has received great reviews!
Take-Home Whitening Trays
One of the easiest methods to whiten and keep your teeth bright is with a custom made home whitening system. These fitted trays keep the concentrated gel consistently spread across your teeth, for even results across your entire smile.
Apply the gel in your trays and wear them for at least one hour per day. After 10-14 days, you’ll see full results that are several shades brighter.
Plus, keep the trays on hand to touch up for a few days after each checkup! Just stop by PeakView Dentistry if you need a refill.
What About Over-the-Counter Whitening Products?
(Pens, Kits, Strips, etc.)
Using professional strength products will result in faster and more noticeable results. Many of the methods you’ll find online from Walmart or Amazon for use at home contain ingredients that lead to sensitive teeth and gum irritation. Sadly, commercial strips and pens that use peroxide can’t lift as much stain as a professional treatment. Plus, you have to purchase a new kit every time you need to touch up.
Be wary of “natural” or home remedies for teeth whitening, which often incorporate harsh abrasives or acidic fruits. Over several uses, these methods can permanently damage your enamel and contribute to additional staining.
Whitening and Existing Restorations
Porcelain and ceramic dental work (white fillings, crowns, veneers, or bridges) won’t whiten like natural tooth enamel. If you’re planning to get new restorations, it’s best to whiten your teeth first. That way Dr. Esmaili can match the material to blend in with your brighter smile.
If you have existing dental work towards the front of your mouth, those restorations will need to be changed out after whitening so that they match the neighboring teeth.
For existing decay, we can place a temporary filling and change it out for a permanent one once your whitening is completed.
Is Whitening Right for You?