Our smile is one of the first things people notice about us, so we want to show it at our best. Teeth whitening is an inexpensive way to brighten your smile and look years younger.
Dr. Price offers two types of teeth whitening— In office whitening and take home whitening. On this page, we discuss our one appointment in-office method. If you are interested in the take-home method, you can click here to read our teeth whitening page.
When most people think of in-office whitening, they think of Zoom Whitening. It’s a popular brand because you can get your teeth whitened in just one appointment.
That’s convenient, but Zoom has two drawbacks. Both result from the light which is used to activate the whitening gel. First, it dries out your teeth which creates an artificial sense of how white the teeth are. While you leave the office with bright white teeth, in a couple of days your teeth will rehydrate and darken. It kind of gives you a false sense of whiteness to start with.
Secondly, the light warms the teeth during the appointment, which can cause tooth sensitivity during the teeth whitening process, especially in patients who already have sensitive teeth. This is known as the Zoom zing.
For these reasons, Dr. Price prefers the Boost whitening system, which also whitens your teeth in one appointment.
Boost In-Office Whitening System
With Boost, you don’t suffer any of the ill effects of Zoom. Instead of using a light, Boost is chemically activated. There is no drying out of your teeth, reduced sensitivity, and, when the appointment is over, we have a more accurate picture of how much you have actually whitened. Not only that, we feel it is more effective than Zoom. In just an hour, you can have a bright white smile you’ll be proud to share.
If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, you may call our office to schedule an appointment or, if you prefer, you may click here to request an appointment online.