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Teeth Whitening

Widespread tooth discoloration can result from long-term exposure to staining agents such as red wine, coffee, and cigarette smoke.

Professional whitening can lift tooth stains and make your teeth appear whiter and brighter in less than one hour.

Find out how we can enhance your smile with Zoom teeth whitening at Bailey Dental Group in Richmond, MI.

Teeth Whitening Can Achieve Dramatic Results

See for yourself how teeth whitening can achieve amazing results.

Stains can make healthy teeth look unhealthy.
Before This patient had significant tooth discoloration due to prolonged exposure to stain-inducing agents.
Professional whitening restores brilliance.
After By lifting these stains, the patient was able to have significantly whiter teeth and a more attractive smile.

How Does Zoom Teeth Whitening Work?

A barrier protects the gums. A powerful LED activates the whitening gel

Because the Zoom tooth whitening gel contains a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, it is important to protect the gums with a barrier or custom tray throughout the treatment process. This prevents gum irritation and sensitivity for patients at our Richmond dental office.

Zoom Whitening vs. Store-Bought Products

Zoom Whitening Store-Bought Products
Hydrogen Peroxide: 25% 3%
Treatment Length: One Hour Several Weeks
Dentist Supervision: Yes No

Contact Our Dental Practice
To Experience a More Brilliant Smile

Our dentists, Cynthia Bailey, Shubpreet Dhillon, and Tess Marie Finley, provide a range of orthodontic, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and general dentistry services at our practice. Dr. Bailey opened the practice in 1984 and her daughter, Dr. Finley, joined the practice in 2019. Together, they are committed to providing the local community with excellent dental care.

To find out if tooth whitening is right for you, schedule an appointment with our dentists. Contact our dentistry practice online or call us in Richmond, MI, at:

(586) 727-7531

Dr. Cynthia Bailey and Dr. Tess Marie Finley

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The In-office Zoom
Whitening Treatment Process

The entire treatment process takes about one hour, making this one of the quickest and most cost effective treatments available.


During a consultation at our Richmond, MI, practice, one of our dentists can determine if in-office teeth whitening is the right treatment for your needs. Patients with significant tooth sensitivity or deep dental stains may be better candidates for an alternative treatment.
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Barrier Placement

When you come in for your tooth whitening procedure, we will prepare you for treatment by placing a barrier that protects the soft tissues of the mouth, including the lips and gums.
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Gel Application

Next, the hydrogen peroxide-based gel is evenly applied to each tooth, along with the crevices between each tooth. The gel will penetrate the enamel and remove stains from the surface of the teeth.
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Light Activation

For the next 15 minutes, the LED light will be directed at the teeth so it can activate the gel and accelerate the whitening treatment process. During this time, you can check your phone or read magazines to relax.


We will remove the gel from your teeth, and then repeat this treatment process two more times to achieve the best results.
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Post-Whitening Instructions

Our team in Richmond recommends that patients take extra precautions for the first couple of days after treatment to prevent stains and achieve the best possible results.

No Smoking

Don't smoke for at least two hours after the procedure. If possible, wait at least 48 hours. To maintain your results, it's best to quit for good.

Avoid Certain Foods and Drinks

For the first 48 hours after your appointment, avoid dark-colored foods and drinks that can stain the enamel, such as red wine, coffee, soda, and soy sauce.

Brush with Sensitive-Formula Toothpaste

Since you may experience tooth sensitivity, brush with a sensitive-formula toothpaste so you feel more comfortable when brushing in the days after treatment.

Teeth Whitening Side Effects

While discomfort can be frustrating after any procedure, keep in mind that these side effects are temporary and will subside within a few days.


Your teeth may feel sensitive for a few days after the teeth whitening procedure. This is because the whitening gel temporarily opens up the pores in the tooth enamel, exposing the more sensitive interior structures of the tooth. After a few days, the pores will close and tooth sensitivity will subside. In the meantime, we recommend avoiding extremely hot, cold, crunchy, or chewy foods to reduce discomfort in the days after treatment.

Gum Irritation

The risk of gum irritation is greatly reduced when patients undergo whitening treatment with a dentist. Because we place a barrier, we prevent the gel from coming into contact with the soft tissues of the mouth. That said, it is inevitable that a small amount of gel will touch the gum line. As a result, patients may experience slight gum irritation for a few days after treatment. Taking over-the-counter pain medication can reduce discomfort.

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Dr. Bailey and Dr. Finley

Bailey Dental Group

Bailey Dental Group is a comprehensive, family-friendly dental practice where patients of all ages have received exceptional care for over 35 years. Our dentists, Dr. Cynthia E. Bailey and Dr. Tess Marie Finley, have been recognized as "Top Dentists" and are members of various prestigious organizations: 

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • American Academy of Clear Aligners
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

To meet our distinguished dental team, request an appointment online or call our office at (586) 727-7531.

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