If you’re interested in whiter teeth but aren’t sure where to start, you’re in luck because our Hobart cosmetic dentist offers several forms of teeth whitening treatment to choose from. No matter what you decide to go with in the end, we can help you achieve a brighter smile that you can show off proudly
If you decide you would like to pursue a teeth whitening procedure, you will first need to be deemed a proper candidate. Our dentist will determine your candidacy with a quick oral examination of your teeth and gums.
Provided that all looks well, you will need to choose between take-home whitening, Zoom in-office whitening, or professional strength Crest whitening strips. Your decision will ultimately depend on your personal wants and needs. If our dentist finds that your tooth discoloration is severe enough, we may recommend porcelain veneers instead.
Whitening Your Teeth At Home
Perhaps you are someone who would prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. If that is the case, we offer an easy and effective solution.
Primary benefits of at-home teeth whitening include:
Can be completed at home
Easy to follow steps
Gradually whitens over a few weeks which gives you more control
Professional-grade whitening gel safe to use at home
Little to no sensitivity after completion
Should you choose the home version of treatment, our dentist will first provide you with a set of tooth-whitening trays that are custom-fitted to your mouth. A powerful gel formulated to whiten your teeth will also be given to you in addition to the trays.
You’ll need to apply the gel to the trays and leave them in for as long as directed. Be sure to use the trays as we’ve instructed and try to ensure the gel only makes contact with your teeth and not your gums.
Depending on your desired shade, our home teeth whitening may take a few weeks to complete. After treatment is finished, we can assess the results and you can decide if further whitening is needed. As for our Crest whitening strips, no trays are needed and strips can be applied directly to the teeth.
In-Office Zoom Teeth Whitening
For those nervous about messing up their results or fear they are too forgetful for at-home teeth whitening, we recommend coming into our office for the procedure.
Primary benefits of Zoom teeth whitening include:
Fast results performed in the office
Light used is not hot or uncomfortable
Zoom’s blue LED technology speeds up the process for a quicker procedure
Chemically activated whitening gel
Customizable intensity settings on light allow for optimal patient comfort
Zoom is a safe, dental-grade teeth-whitening system that can provide you with beautiful results in only one visit with us. First, our dentist will need to assess the current shade of your teeth.
A protective barrier will then be put on to prevent the teeth-whitening gel from possibly irritating your gums. After that has been applied, we will put on the Zoom chemically activated whitening gel with a gentle, brushed tip.
Next, we’ll focus the specialized blue LED light onto your teeth which will accelerate the whitening process. The application of the gel and light will be repeated a few times for a complete 45 minute session. Follow up treatment may be needed but we will be sure to discuss this with you.