What is Involved in Teeth Whitening?

Dr Munira Lokhandwala, Starbrite Dental, Providing Zoom in San Jose

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure offered at Dr. Munira’s practice. She offers two varieties of teeth whitening, in-office, and at home. At-home whitening kits are provided to patients to use in the privacy of their own home, while in-office treatments are done chair-side, such as Zoom. San Jose patients can enjoy both forms of teeth whitening at StarBrite Dental. Both are different in the way they are performed and maintained.

At-home teeth whitening utilizes whitening trays that are custom-made for the patient. Impressions are taken of their teeth to fabricate clear whitening trays that fit over their top and bottom arches. They are then instructed by Dr. Munira as to how to whiten teeth. This will include how much gel to use, how long to wear the whitening trays, and how many times a week it should be done. The whitening gel is used inside of the whitening trays and worn by the patient for a specific number of days to improve the shade of their teeth. Whitening sessions can be completed regularly to maintain the look of the whitened teeth.

In-office whitening, such as Zoom treatment, is done in the dentist’s chair. Zoom whitening takes approximately one hour. A mouth apparatus is used to keep the lips away from the teeth, and a whitening gel is painted onto the teeth by Dr. Munira. Then, a special light is used to activate the bleach. At the end of treatment, the teeth are cleaned and a more amazing, brilliant-looking smile is ready! This is a fast and easy way to whiten teeth for a special event such as a wedding, family reunion, or other occasions in which you want to look your best!

Dr. Munira offers both in-office and at-home whitening for her patients to allow them to choose which one works best for their lifestyle and budget. Both are safe and effective ways to whitening a patient’s teeth and help them achieve that Hollywood smile! If you are interested in learning more about the ways you can rejuvenate your smile with teeth whitening, call Dr. Munira of StarBrite Dental today to schedule a consultation!

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