Dr. Johnson on teeth whitening
So a lot of times what we notice with whitening is that there’s sensitivity and that we’re just not happy with the outcome. Here in the office, we can address both of those issues very well so that patients are comfortable whitening, that it happens rapidly, and that they get the outcome they were looking for versus some of the other options that are out there.
We offer Zoom Whitening, which is in-office whitening. So they can come in the practice and then have a bright smile when they leave. We offer take-home whitening as well, which is a customized tray that fits over their teeth and then they take home the gel. Having that custom tray helps a lot with preventing the sensitivity that can occur. Whitening is very noninvasive. A lot of patients are concerned if some of these elements are issues that … in some of the elements we use, are they problematic? Whitening was developed by periodontists inadvertently because it was a good treatment using peroxides to help with periodontal disease. So it’s very healthy, actually. It even helps the gum tissue, as a matter of fact.