At Beautiful Smiles in Greenwood, Dr. David Goris offers two convenient types of professional teeth whitening: in office Zoom Plus teeth whitening system and a custom take home kit. Both treatments will provide results far superior to over the counter options, brightening your smile up to 8 shades whiter.
Teeth whitening is a fast, economical and easy way to achieve a smile makeover that will take years off of your smile and boost your sense of confidence.
For in-office whitening, we recommend patients start with a cleaning. Next, we prepare the mouth for the whitening procedure by isolating the lips and gums. The proprietary Zoom Whitening gel is applied to the teeth, which is activated by a specially designed light.
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.
The professional take home kit will include custom bleaching trays that are designed to provide an even distribution of the bleaching agent and to reduce irritation of the gums.
Dr. Goris will give specific instructions for daily wear and most patients will see results within a few days, with treatment lasting up to 2 weeks.
Periodic touch ups, combined with good oral hygiene, can help to maintain results.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How does professional 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. Goris 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.
Will bleaching cause my teeth to be more sensitive?
One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. Dr. Goris carefully supervises 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.