Our Teeth Whitening Procedures

Teeth Whitening comes in many forms, and individuals who would like to have a white, glistening and spotless set of teeth have several options to choose from. Some of those options are for regular teeth whitening which takes a bit of time to show clear results, and some are more drastic, which can produce results in a single short session of whitening.

The teeth whitening procedures we offer, are effective and efficient, both in terms of maintaining teeth health and delivering that gorgeous white smile that you want.

Teeth whitening is a great option to produce a brighter smile. Below you will find a list of the various teeth whitening procedures that we offer.

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.  Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.

These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.

How they Work

Custom whitening trays are made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of a 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.

After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth, and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not recommended to use them for at least another day, after each application.

These whitening trays can be used several times to achieve the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case. 

Zoom Teeth Whitening

The Zoom teeth whitening procedure is an alternative whitening process that our dentist offers. The Zoom teeth whitening kit consists of hydrogen peroxide gel and an overhead lamp that delivers UV light. In the Zoom teeth whitening procedure, the hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to your teeth. Once the hydrogen peroxide gel has been applied, an overhead lamp delivers UV light to the teeth. The UV light begins to whiten your teeth from within the stained enamel.

While the teeth whitening procedures mentioned in this article certainly work and have been proven to be effective, they are meant to accompany a good oral hygiene regime. It is very important to always maintain proper oral hygiene. This not only helps you get naturally whiter teeth over time, but it also maintains the results of your teeth whitening treatment and prevents stains from developing or darkening.

In site:practice_name you can make sure that the teeth whitening procedure you are looking for is done with the care you deserve.  We are located in 131 New London Turnpike, site:city, Connecticut 06033 . Don’t hesitate and schedule an appointment for a brighter smile! 860-633-0486.