Teeth Whitening Can Brighten Your Smile

A close-up of a woman's smileStained, discolored teeth can affect your whole appearance and leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Teeth whitening treatment by Lake Mary dentist Dr. Steven Hochfelder can eliminate deep stains, boosting your confidence and giving you a smile you can be proud to share. Dr. Hochfelder offers powerful teeth whitening options, and he carefully tailors treatment to meet each specific patient’s needs and cosmetic goals. Call today to find out more about our teeth whitening services, and to learn which option may be right for you.

Philips Zoom!®

Philips Zoom!® is produced by Discus Dental™ in Beverly Hills, the top manufacturer of safe, effective teeth whitening systems. Zoom!® is an in-office whitening treatment that can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter in one 60-minute treatment. Before beginning any whitening treatment, Dr. Hochfelder will perform a thorough cleaning, removing all plaque and tartar. Then he will apply a hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth, carefully avoiding the sensitive gum tissue. The gel also contains a desensitizing agent to protect enamel and minimize discomfort. The dentist will train a special light on your teeth to activate the whitening agent in the gel, allowing it to chemically break down the stains on your teeth.


At-home NiteWhite® treatment, also produced by Discus Dental™, is an equally effective method of teeth whitening. After your thorough cleaning, Dr. Hochfelder will take impressions of your teeth. Those impressions are then used to pour up models to create custom fitting trays that are similar to the aligner trays used in Invisalign® treatment. These trays will fit comfortably around your teeth, and you will fill them with a hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel. You will wear these trays every night for one to two weeks, or as instructed by Dr. Hochfelder.

At your initial consultation, we will help you decide which whitening method is right for you. Because both methods produce similar results, your decision will be based on personal preferences, schedule, and budget. NiteWhite® treatment typically costs less. However, you may prefer the more immediate results of Zoom!® treatment.

Maintaining Your Whiter Teeth

No matter which type of whitening treatment you choose, proper maintenance and care is necessary for more satisfactory and long-lasting results. The results of teeth whitening are not permanent, but ongoing treatments can help you maintain a bright, dazzling smile. A few weeks after you finish your teeth whitening treatment, you will return for a follow-up visit, so that Dr. Hochfelder can monitor your progress and ensure your satisfaction. He can also provide a touch-up gel at a minimal cost. You should use this gel every four to six weeks to maintain your whiter smile. Of course, daily flossing and brushing is a vital part of making your smile look its best.

Contact Us Today

To achieve the bright, sparkling smile of your dreams, contact Dr. Hochfelder’s office today. His friendly administrative staff can book your initial consultation so you can learn more about teeth whitening and decide which method is best for you.

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Steven Hochfelder DMD, PA 

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