Teeth Whitening

teethwhiteninghalfA smile can communicate warmth and friendliness without uttering a single word. However, if your teeth are stained or discolored, you may not always feel like showing off this feature. Fortunately, we can help. At Urban Dentistry, we have an extensive selection of leading teeth whitening systems. These state-of-the-art techniques can effectively whiten, brighten, and improve the appearance of your teeth quickly and with beautiful results. We understand everyone has his or her preferences, which is why we provide both at-home and in-office bleaching options. Dr. Nadja Horst, our experienced dentist, can help you determine which method is best for your needs and goals during your initial consultation.

Whether you would like your teeth just a few shades lighter or as bright as snow, we can tailor your whitening treatment to your desired outcome. Contact us today if you have additional questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Horst.

Our Treatment Options

To cater to your needs, give you the best results, and do so in the shortest amount of time possible, we offer numerous popular whitening treatments available:

ZOOM!® Teeth Whitening

One of the most popular teeth whitening techniques on the market (and often requested by name), ZOOM!® is available from our practice in two forms: an in-office treatment and an at-home option. The office procedure takes approximately one hour and can lighten teeth by as many as 8-10 shades, depending on your level of staining. This approach can be an ideal choice for busy professionals, those with tight schedules, and patients who just want brighter teeth quickly and easily. ZOOM!® also offers a take-home kit, which gives you the chance to enhance your smile from the comfort and convenience of your couch or bed. We will provide you with the whitening gel and create custom-fit dental trays to wear at night until you reach your desired level of whiteness. The take-home kit can also be used for touch-ups as needed to keep your pearly whites their brightest.

KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching System

kor-whitening-productsA two-part whitening treatment, KöR® Whitening begins with an in-office whitening session. Dr. Horst will then provide customized trays and a whitening gel for you to use at home. This combination approach can dramatically whiten teeth in just a couple of weeks—perhaps less! Potentially even better, many patients report little to no teeth sensitivity after product use. You also have control over when and how often to wear the trays to suit your lifestyle and cosmetic goals. In many ways, this is the best of both worlds: in-office treatment and at-home convenience.

POLA Advanced Tooth-Whitening System

Pola whitening can lighten your teeth by several shades in as little as 30-45 minutes. This procedure is completed in the comfort of our luxurious office. You will first be fitted with a protective mouth guard, and then Dr. Horst will apply whitening gel to your teeth. A special light activates the gel, which reacts by delivering stain-busting oxygen into your dental enamel. Soon after treatment you should see brighter, whiter, and more refreshed-looking teeth. if you prefer your whitening experience happen solely in the office, Pola can be an excellent and highly effective technique.

Opalescence® Go and Take Home

opalescenceWish there were an option somewhere between an in-office treatment and the typical over-the-counter whitening products?

Opalescence® Go just might be the solution. There are no impressions needed, the trays come packaged in the kit, and you have your choice of three delicious flavors; mint, melon, and regular. Opalescence® Go has potassium nitrate to reduce sensitivity and fluoride to enhance oral health, too. Best of all, treatment takes about 5-10 days in total.

Speaking of the convenience of at-home treatment with the strength and efficacy of an in-office procedure, Opalescence® Take Home is another option. This one includes customized trays designed to hug your every tooth and place the professional-grade whitening gel precisely where it’s needed. The same tasty flavors are available, and include mint, melon, and regular. Just like Go, Take Home incorporates potassium nitrate and fluoride to make whitening as pleasant and healthy as possible. There are four strengths, and you can choose to wear the trays in the morning or the evening.

Sapphire Professional Whitening System

Everyone’s whitening needs and goals are unique, which is why we offer one of the broadest ranges of brightening treatments available. Sapphire Professional Whitening System is another in-office approach, which uses a powerful Plasma Arc Light in combination with a whitening gel to achieve dramatic results. The light further activates and enhances the bleaching effects in the gel, disrupting deep, set-in stains and discoloration. Completed within about 30 minutes, it can also be an excellent option for active professionals and busy parents, especially those of you who are both. The thick gel is designed to stay in place during the course of treatment (causing less gum sensitivity), and patients also have the option of a (plasma light-free) take-home kit.

As you can see, there are a lot of methods of teeth whitening. Our obliging team of dental professionals will be happy to answer any questions you have, or to schedule a consultation for you, if you contact our office. We hope to hear from you soon.