Teeth Whitening

Wish you had a whiter brighter smile? Ask Dr. Langellier if you’re a candidate for Zoom teeth whitening in our office. We can whiten your teeth by up to 8 shades in less than an hour! You can’t get the same immediate results from over-the-counter whitening strips and trays.

Zoom whitening is safe, effective, and fast.

Here’s what else you should know about teeth whitening at Bowtie Dental.

What to Expect During Your Visit

First, we’ll cover your lips and gums to protect them from the whitening gel. Once your mouth is ready, the Zoom whitening gel will be applied to your teeth and activated with our LED lamp.

The whitening gel contains hydrogen peroxide, which oxidizes under the LED light and lifts tooth stains.

The Zoom whitening procedure takes about 45 minutes, but is broken up into three 15-minute sessions. After each session, more whitening gel will be added to your teeth before the LED light is turned back on.

During the sessions, you may feel free to relax or listen to music to pass the time. After you have completed the third session, a special fluoride gel is applied to your teeth to reduce sensitivity.

During the teeth whitening procedure, you may experience what we call “zingers.” Zingers are brief flashes of pain that happen when the nerves in your teeth react to the whitening process. This pain can continue even after you leave the office, which is why we may give our patients pain relievers to take afterwards.

If you experience pain during Zoom whitening, please don’t hesitate to alert our dental team. You have the power to stop the procedure at any time if you feel the pain is too much.

Different people have different pain tolerances, which is why we typically don’t recommend Zoom whitening for patients with sensitive teeth.

Zoom Whitening Aftercare

After your appointment, you will be given a kit that contains custom teeth whitening trays. The teeth whitening trays are for you to use at home so you can maintain your beautifully white smile.

Dr. Langellier will also ask you to stay away from foods and beverages that can stain your teeth, such as coffee and red wine. For the rest of the day, you may experience brief flashes of pain that can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Teeth whitening is not permanent. This is why it’s important you take good care of your smile. Continue brushing your teeth twice a day and floss once daily to remove plaque.

We also recommend seeing us at least every 6 months for your dental exam and teeth cleaning.

Request an Appointment With Us

Dr. Langellier is an experienced teeth whitening dentist in Wyoming, MI. As such, he would be more than happy to help you achieve your smile goals. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Langellier, call Bowtie Dental at (616) 532-9003.