Doctor Elizabeth Kilpatrick Fox on Teeth Whitening
Kilpatrick-Fox: Teeth whitening is very popular in our office. We have patients that routinely will say, “I don’t like my teeth. I want them whiter and brighter.” And so, we do it a lot. We use Zoom whitening. It’s good. It doesn’t make your teeth too sensitive, and then we also offer, in combination with that, the at-home whitening with custom trays. It fits exactly to your teeth, and you do it and it really pops. They make them. It looks white, more white. Again, people like it because they can control it. It’s very, very good.
When you’re using products, the over-the-counter or Crest strips, they’re fine, but they’re just not specifically made for your mouth. What we do here is very custom. It is done specifically for you. It fits just you, and when you’re in the office and we’re doing it at the chairside, it is very controlled. We’re keeping an eye on you. It’s whitening your teeth, so there is some level of, you want to know what you’re doing and not just have this whitening go all over the place. So between the custom trays and us keeping an eye on it, the whitening works out very well here in the office.