In-Office or At Home : It’s your choice
We offer a variety of teeth whitening options tailored to your needs.
ZOOM! Whitening System
This is one of the quickest, easiest way to effectively whiten your teeth. In-office systems are that has variable intensity setting so each treatment can be customized to maximize patient comfort. The system also includes desensitizers to help minimize sensitivity and protect your enamel. This dentist-supervised, in-office procedure is safe, effective and clinically proven to whiten up to eight shades—for a brighter, whiter smile in just one office visit. The laser or light assisted whitening option is an extremely popular choice amongst patients who want a dramatic instant results such as before a wedding, graduation or function.
OPALESCENCE BOOST – In Office Power Whitening System
This In Office system offers the same quick and instant results, without the use of a light. The chemically activated system is safe effective and caters to patients who are concerned with using a light to whiten their teeth. The special formula minimizes sensitivity, reduces cavities and strengthens enamel. As it is chemically activated, the mix is fresh for each application, with instantaneous and dramatic results every time.
TAKE HOME WHITENING SYSTEMS
Take home whitening systems consist of specially formulated dental trays or molds, which can be reused and a whitening agent. These whitening agents are less concentrated than the in office whitening materials, and are safe on gums and teeth. Dr. Gogate will formulate a custom mold and tray for your teeth and dispense the appropriate concentration whitening agent based on your needs. Generally 1-2 weeks of application at home will deliver a whiter smile. As the whitening is gradual, you can use the trays till the desired shade is achieved. The trays can be reused as needed even months after completing the whitening. This is a great option to rejuvenate the in-office whitening especially for wine lovers, smokers or patients who want to keep their smile at optimum brightness.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.
What are the side effects?
The most common side effect is transient (1-2 days) tooth sensitivity. Your dentist is your best resource to ensure that you are a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula. At-home whitening products have two mild desensitizing agents, potassium nitrate or Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), to minimize tooth sensitivity.
What’s the difference between OTC whitening solutions and Take Home whitening?
Over-the-counter whitening products are not customized to your needs. With take home whitening, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by your dentist, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration in the dentist’s office.
How long will my Zoom whitening results last?
Whitening treatments help to reduce existing stains, but through consumption of coffee, soft drinks or just through natural aging, your teeth may eventually become discolored again. Maintenance whitening can help combat recurring discoloration. The take home whitening can help reduce whitening fade-back.
What causes teeth to discolor?
There are many causes to tooth discoloration. Some of the most common include the consumption highly colored foods and drinks (berries, coffee, tea, red wine). Some medications, aging, smoking and trauma can also cause teeth discoloration.
How long does it take?
With all in office systems your teeth will be visibly whiter in one day. The procedure generally achieves up to five to eight shades whiter teeth in just 1 hour. With Take home systems, when used as instructed, you will achieve the same great results in one-two weeks, depending on concentration of formulation and wear time you select.