Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure to remove discoloration from your teeth caused by stains. The purpose of teeth whitening is to lighten the stains and brighten the color of your teeth. Dr. Kamanin uses machines (Zoom whitening) or trays at Van Ness Family Dentistry to whiten your teeth for an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Dr. Kamanin offers two teeth whitening options: Zoom and whitening trays.
Zoom teeth whitening is a procedure that typically takes less than an hour to brighten your smile. It’s the No. 1 patient-requested brand of teeth whitening. Before starting the process, Dr. Kamanin recommends a regular teeth cleaning. Then, he exposes your teeth and covers your lips and gums.
He applies the Zoom whitening gel to your teeth. Combined with the Zoom light, the gel works together to break apart teeth stains. Dr. Kamanin applies the gel several times with the activated light. The results can be instantaneous: In 45 minutes, your teeth can be eight shades whiter.
Dr. Kamanin also offers teeth whitening trays. Using professional-grade teeth whitening gel and a custom-made tray to fit your teeth, he can whiten your teeth in the office, or you can maintain the effects by taking the tray home with you.
Teeth whitening may be beneficial if your teeth are discolored because of what you eat or drink, or due to poor dental hygiene. Teeth whitening is less responsive when illnesses, medications, or smoking cause teeth discoloration. If you continue smoking, your teeth will remain stained despite dental teeth whitening.
If you’re a candidate for teeth whitening, professional dental whitening usually provides better results than over-the-counter whitening kits or toothpastes. The results from professional teeth whitening may last longer too.
Although the results vary by person, teeth whitening can last from six months to two years. The duration may depend on your oral hygiene and what you eat or drink. When you notice new stains on your teeth, you should see Dr. Kamanin for additional teeth whitening treatments.
Our practice accepts a number of different insurance plans, however we do not accept HMO plans. If you have any questions about coverage please call our office, we are happy to help!
*Please note our office does NOT accept any HMO plans.*