What happens at an in-chair teeth whitening appointment?
At our practice, we use Zoom! brand whitening. We chose this product for its safety and its effectiveness. Before we whiten your teeth, we recommend a professional cleaning with our hygienist. This will remove all traces of plaque and tartar, providing a clean surface to work with and will be beneficial for excellent results. We’ll also take impressions of your teeth, which are used to fabricate your at-home touch-up kit. We’ll give you a special cream to apply to your teeth in preparation for the whitening procedure and reduce your risk of developing sensitivity.
On the big day, we’ll take a before picture, which will help us compare the results and measure your level of whitening. We’ll protect your lips and gums and then apply the whitening gel to your teeth. A special type of light activates the whitening gel, and the process begins. At this point, you can just kick back and relax! We will wash off the gel and repeat the process up to three times for best results.
Same Day Results
After about an hour and a half, you’ll be done! We’ll remove the gel and take an after photo. You’ll notice the transformation right away! We’ll provide you with the information you need to use your touch-up kit at home any time you feel like your teeth need some extra whitening. If you have any questions, you are welcome to call our practice at any time.