Efficient Teeth Whitening Procedures

Teeth whitening procedures are among the most popular dental treatments performed today. Teeth whitening treatments are a great way to boost your self-esteem and are often done before a special event to be camera ready. Others may choose teeth whitening to improve their confidence and look more radiant year around. Regardless of why you have selected your teeth whitening treatment, we at 21st Century Dental in Indianapolis,IN, have multiple options that will give you the smile you are looking for.

Take-Home Trays

Take-home trays are great because you can use them at home. Our dentist will provide you with a kit and instructions, or you can purchase these over-the-counter at any local pharmacy. Results are not immediate with this method, but they can begin to appear after a single session.


Zoom is a bleaching process widely used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine, or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp – to accelerate the bleaching process – to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.

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Important: While the teeth whitening procedures mentioned in this article certainly work and have been proven to be effective, they are meant to accompany a good oral hygiene regimen. It is extremely important to always maintain proper oral hygiene. This not only helps you get naturally whiter teeth over time, it also maintains the results of your teeth whitening treatment and prevents stains from developing or darkening.

Always consult with our dentist before selecting any of the teeth whitening procedures mentioned above.

To schedule an appointment, contact us at 21st Century Dental in Indianapolis,IN. Our team is here to address any questions or concerns you may have.