Professional teeth whitening is very sought after by both men and women. A bright smile can be one of your most striking assets. A youthful, healthy-looking smile can help you feel more confident in professional, social, and even romantic situations. Dr. Travis A. Roberts offers several professional teeth whitening options including Sinsational Smile in-chair whitening and Zoom with custom teeth whitening trays to give you the whitest smile possible.

The most common causes of discolored teeth are external factors. These can include regular consumption of coffee, wine, soft drinks, energy drinks, tea and nicotine. The aging process can also leave teeth looking dull and discolored. We’d like to share with you why a professional teeth whitening is extremely effective for these types of stains.

Professional Teeth Whitening Options:

Our professional teeth whitening team at Adams Dental Group can make specific recommendations for you. They offer several options, including Sinsational Smile® Chair-Side Teeth Whitening System and Zoom Custom Tray Take-Home Bleaching System.

These systems are more powerful than over-the-counter options, and their customized fit guarantees maximum contact between the teeth and whitening gel for maximum results. This ensures that you will get the most out of every whitening treatment.

How long does it take to see results you ask? Most people begin to see results in just a few days, but maximum results may take longer to develop. It is important to seek advice from one of our dental offices prior to beginning a professional teeth whitening regime, as whitening should only be used on healthy teeth. And remember, women who are pregnant or lactating should not seek a whitening treatment.

Professional Teeth Whitening: Sinsational Smile Chair-Side Whitening System

A pearly-white smile is attractive and can greatly improve self-confidence. Sinsational Smile® Chair-Side Whitening System has many advantages over other bleach treatments, including:

  • Safe procedure and treatment
  • Longer lasting results
  • All teeth treated simultaneously
  • Reduced sensitivity
  • Faster treatment times
  • Removal of surface stains on crowns, veneers and other restorations (does not change the original color, or lab placed characterizations, of the crown or composite)
  • Painless treatments are performed by an experienced professional

How does Sinsational Smile® whiten teeth?

Sinsational Smile® is a bleaching process that lightens the dentin and enamel of the teeth. Sinsational Smile® contains 35% Carbamide Peroxide (the active ingredient), carbomer, menthol, glycerin, and mint flavor in the gel. When hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth, the peroxide component breaks down into tiny oxygen bubbles. It is these bubbles that eliminate yellowing and staining.

A blue LED light is used to activate the gel and expedite the teeth whitening process.  This specialized light stays cool, leaving no risk of burning the patient during the procedure. The internal structure of the teeth remains completely healthy and intact during and after the treatment.

As with any teeth whitening system, the post-treatment results can vary according to the degree of staining and the condition of the teeth. A consultation with Dr. Roberts prior to treatment will provide information as to what kind of results Sinsational Smile® can provide in specific instances. Sinsational Smile® is best to be applied to healthy teeth and gums. To avoid replacement of good fillings, it is best to bleach, let the color stabilize, and then match the filling to the resulting tooth color.

How is the Sinsational Smile® treatment performed?

Prior to treatment, there will be a consultation with Dr. Roberts to outline the exact procedure.  On treatment day, a deep cleaning (prophylaxis) can be performed to rid the teeth of any debris and plaque. Prophylaxis is a separate treatment and should be scheduled with one of our hygienists. Then, special eye wear will be provided to protect the eyes from the LED light, and a saliva ejector is given to the patient to help with additional saliva.

Here is a brief overview of the Sinsational Smile® procedure:

  1. Vitamin E is applied to the your lips from a supplied cotton swab
  2. Your preloaded bleach trays are placed so that the teeth are evenly coated with teeth whitening gel
  3. The Sinsational Smile® LED light will then be positioned to activate the teeth whitening gel on all of your teeth at the same time
  4. After 20 minutes, tray and teeth whitening gel will be removed from your mouth, and you can rinse
  5. You will be given instructions on applying the bleach from your take home bleach pen
  6. You will also be given the rinsed tray so it can protect the teeth whitening gel from the pen and keep it on your teeth longer at home
  7. At-home application with the pen only needs to be placed for 15-20 minutes and if you have custom trays those can be used as a barrier at home
  8. 24-hours after treatment avoid foods that would stain a white shirt (Red wine, Coffee, Tea, Cola, Tomato, and Tobacco)

Professional Teeth Whitening: What happens after treatment?

The same external factors that caused the discoloration in the first place can quickly work their way back onto the teeth. Dr. Roberts recommends flossing once a day, thorough cleaning with anti-sensitivity toothpaste twice a day, and occasional re-treatment. These post-treatment measures will ensure that the smile stays at its whitest for a long time.

If you have questions about the Sinsational Smile® Chairside Teeth Whitening System, please call Adams Dental Group, we are happy to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roberts.


Professional Teeth Whitening: Zoom Custom Tray Take-Home Bleaching System

Many people are opting for the Zoom!® Custom Tray Take-Home Bleaching System for fast, safe and effective teeth whitening. Zoom combines the newest advances in dental technology with their proven chemical formulas. This ensures that your bleaching experience is painless, and your results are satisfying.

With Zoom take-home whitening treatments, it’s easier than ever to help our patients discover noticeably whiter smiles in just seven days. Zoom is the only whitening system that uses ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate) to deliver the gentle experience and whiter results our patients want as well as the effectiveness they value. At Adams Dental Group, our patients discover the confidence a brighter smile provides, with the safe and powerful formulas we feel confident recommending for the results they want.

The power of three advantage:

Zoom!® is the only professional take-home whitening system with the power of three; including, ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate), potassium nitrate and fluoride. As this unique formula whitens, it also delivers enamel protection, reduces sensitivity and helps improve luster. Whitening with ACP means greater comfort and better results.

Hydrogen vs. Carbamide Peroxide:

Hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are the two most common ingredients used to whiten teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is highly potent for a short period of time, and best for patients who need minimal wear time. Carbamide peroxide is hydrogen peroxide mixed with urea, an ingredient that extends the effectiveness of peroxide over a longer period of time. These formulas are best for patients who prefer to wear their trays overnight.

Professional Teeth Whitening: What happens after treatment?

As with any professional teeth whitening system, your post-treatment results can vary according to the degree of staining and the condition of your teeth. A consultation with Dr. Roberts prior to treatment will provide information as to what kind of results Zoom can provide in specific instances. Remember, Zoom is only applied to healthy teeth and gums. If tooth decay or gum disease is an issue for you, they need to be controlled before the bleaching treatment is performed.

Professional Teeth Whitening: Keep ‘em Shiny

After completing any whitening treatment, you can keep your teeth looking their best longer with a few basic changes. The same external factors that caused the discoloration in the first place can quickly work their way back onto the teeth. Limit your exposure to staining substances, rinse with water after drinking staining beverages or eating staining foods, and practice good dental hygiene. Dr. Roberts recommends flossing once a day, thorough cleaning with anti-sensitivity toothpaste twice a day, and an occasional re-treatment. Contact our office today to learn more about getting the smile that you have always wanted or to schedule your appointment with one of our professional teeth whitening experts.

Travis A. Roberts and his experienced, friendly team at Adams Dental Group offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Kansas City, KS area. We have two locations that are conveniently located and offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Adams Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal treatment, professional teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Call us at our East location (913) 621-3113 or at our West location (913) 296-8030 to schedule an appointment.


June 13th, 2017

Posted In: Cosmetic