Teeth can become dark or stained over time. This is due to many different factors, including certain medications, foods, beverages such as coffee, tea or cola, smoking and the natural aging process. A simple, fast and minimally invasive way to bring the brightness back into your smile is with teeth whitening. Whiter teeth enhance your smile and can boost your confidence.
Dr. Strickland provides several in-house and at-home whitening systems. He has chosen the treatments he uses carefully, making sure these brands of tooth whitening systems do not cause sensitivity and are comfortable for his patients. Both the in-house and at-home treatment methods are very effective at brightening up your smile.
There are quite a few advantages professional teeth whitening has over the over-the-counter whitening systems. The bleaching trays you find in stores are not custom-fit to your dental arch. This makes the bleaching process less effective, as the gel cannot reach all of the surfaces of your teeth. In addition to non-custom trays, the bleaching gel is not as strong as the gel used in professional whitening systems.
If you are interested in teeth whitening, Dr. Strickland will examine your teeth and talk with you to determine which system will work best for you. He will check your sensitivity and create custom trays that fit perfectly with your dental arch. These trays are for at-home whitening systems.
The Zoom professional whitening system is quick, effective and safe. The results from using Zoom are immediate. You can achieve whitening of up to eight shades lighter in just under an hour!
When you receive a Zoom treatment, the whitening gel is applied to your teeth. A low-heat light is used to activate the gel, allowing it to penetrate the tooth enamel and dentin so it can remove deep stains and discoloration.
Zoom at-home whitening kit
Dr. Strickland may take impressions of your teeth to make custom whitening trays for at-home use. He will provide you with professional-grade whitening gel and precise instructions. This way you can maintain your beautiful, bright smile.
The Opalescence take-home whitening kit contains a professional-grade teeth whitener that is only available through a licensed dental practitioner. There are different concentrations of gel for different applications. You will wear the trays from 30 minutes per day up to overnight.
Dr. Strickland will test the sensitivity of your teeth and choose the whitening formula that will be the most comfortable and effective for you. He will create a set of custom trays that fit your dental arches perfectly, and will provide you with detailed instructions.