Teeth Whitening Specialist

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry in Aurora, CO

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Teeth Whitening

No matter how many whitening strips you try, over-the-counter (OTC) products can’t match the results of professional teeth whitening. At Iliff Family Dental in Aurora, Colorado, Christopher Henes, DDS, offers ZOOM® whitening to dramatically brighten your smile in a matter of minutes. To learn more about teeth whitening treatments, call the Iliff Family Dental office or schedule an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a process that removes stains from your teeth. Most whitening treatments contain either hydrogen or carbamide peroxide as the main ingredient to fight tough stains. The potency is far stronger in professional-grade treatments than OTC products, allowing them to quickly penetrate the deeper layers of your teeth.

While OTC products may temporarily remove extrinsic stains on the surface of your teeth, they can’t treat intrinsic stains. Professional teeth whitening with ZOOM can remove up to eight shades from your teeth for the brightest smile possible.

Are there different types of teeth whitening?

Iliff Family Dental offers two types of teeth whitening:

ZOOM chairside whitening

ZOOM in-office whitening takes just one hour. When you arrive, the team takes a photo of your pre-whitened teeth and uses a special material to protect your lips and gums from the bleaching agent. Next, they apply a hydrogen peroxide gel directly to your teeth and activate it with an LED light. The solution sits on your teeth for 15 minutes.

The team repeats this process three times to brighten your teeth by up to eight shades in a single hour.

Take-home whitening kits

ZOOM take-home whitening kits allow you to treat your teeth at home. These take-home trays are available in different whitening strengths, so you can wear them for as little as 13 minutes or as long as eight hours if you wish. To create your custom-made trays, the team takes impressions of your teeth. The trays are soft and flexible for your comfort.

Take-home trays are ideal for individuals who have already tried in-office teeth whitening and want to maintain their results.

How can I prepare for teeth whitening?

The Iliff Family Dental team always recommends scheduling a thorough teeth cleaning before your whitening visit, as plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) can hold onto unwanted stains. A complete dental exam also allows the team to identify any cavities you may have. Treating cavities before the whitening procedure is essential, as bleaching them can cause pain.

To learn more about teeth whitening, call the Iliff Family Dental office or schedule an appointment online today.

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