Teeth whitening can provide a quick, painless and economical smile makeover, taking years off of your smile.
Dr. Brent Blaylock offers both in office and custom take home teeth whitening treatments in his Durham dentist office. Both options can provide lasting results that are far superior to over the counter options and can even improve the health of your teeth.
About Teeth Whitening
One of the most popular teeth whitening systems, Zoom whitening can be completed in about an hour using a pH balanced Hydrogen Peroxide bleaching agent and a special light.
The scientifically advanced process removes years of stains from substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, and the gradual discoloration of normal aging. Almost anyone can benefit from Zoom whitening, but Dr. Blaylock will perform a dental examination and discuss your cosmetic concerns to ensure treatment will provide expected results.
Zoom Whitening Results
Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter – sometimes more! A five minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You will be amazed with the results. In most cases, your teeth will continue to whiten in the first few days following the procedure.
For patients who prefer to whiten their teeth at home, Dr. Blaylock offers the Zoom take home whitening kit for professional, dramatic results.
Dr. Blaylock will take impressions of your teeth to create custom bleaching trays that will be used for a specified period of time daily. Combined with the bleaching agent supplied, the Zoom take home teeth whitening kit will gradually whiten your teeth with results similar to an in office treatment.
Zoom teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize side effects such as tooth sensitivity and gum irritation, The custom bleaching trays help to keep the bleaching agent concentrated on the tooth surface and away from the soft tissues of the mouth. This also provides more consistent results.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How does professional teeth bleaching compare to over the counter options?
There are many over the counter options for teeth whitening including whiting tooth paste, whitening strips and gels. For patients who want the best results, professional treatment is still the best choice. Dr. Blaylock offers teeth whitening systems with custom fit trays to ensure even whitening of the teeth. In addition, our products are specially formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity, a common side effect of whitening.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments available. The cost of your whitening treatment will depend on the type of whitening you choose and your desired outcome.
In office whitening costs an average of $500 per treatment and at home whitening can range between $250 and $500 depending on the system you choose. Refills for touch up treatment may be an additional cost. Contact our office for more specific details.
Will bleaching cause my teeth to be more sensitive?
One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. Dr. Blaylock carefully supervises in office teeth whitening treatments to ensure minimal side effects. The products we use are specially formulated to virtually eliminate sensitivity.
How long does whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect whitening to last six months to a year. Touch-up treatment every four to six months can help extend the results of your treatment. Visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.