Whitening is the procedure of making teeth whiter and therefore more attractive. Dr. Nowicki uses several methods: Zoom! and custom tray whitening.

Zoom! is a revolutionary tooth-whitening procedure. It's safe, effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of using strips or wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. The Zoom! Whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! whitening gel that is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You'll be amazed with the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure. Trays with gel are recommended afterward for maximum whitening and maintenance.

The tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 1 hour, once or twice a day. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, and it may take several months of use to see significant color improvement. For maintenance of whitened teeth the trays should be used every several months. Did we mention Free Bleach? For any new patient that completes x-rays, exam and cleaning, we will give a free custom bleach kit.

The end result, whether using trays at home or doing Zoom!, is the same. The cost of the tray method is about half compared to Zoom!, and there is usually less post-treatment sensitivity.