Teeth Whitening

Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Charlottesville, VA

Brighten your teeth by up to eight shades, thanks to Zoom!® whitening. At Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville in Charlottesville, Virginia, Nicholas Bottorff, DDS, and the team use Zoom! teeth whitening products to take years’ worth of stains off your teeth. If you want to learn more about your teeth whitening options, call Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville, or schedule an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

Why do I have discolored teeth?

Some of the most common causes of tooth discoloration are: 

Tooth-staining foods and drinks

Coffee, tea, dark soda, and red wine all stain your teeth. Certain foods like dark berries, potatoes, and apples can also darken your teeth over time.

Certain medications

Antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, tetracycline and doxycycline antibiotics, and high blood pressure medications may cause tooth stains.

Tobacco use

The tar and nicotine in both cigarettes and chewing tobacco are known to cause yellow teeth.


Some people have naturally thin enamel, which exposes the darker dentin underneath.

Poor oral hygiene

If you don’t brush and floss regularly, plaque, bacteria, coffee, red wine stains, and more will continue to build up on your teeth.

As you age, your enamel starts to wear away, so you may experience tooth discoloration even if you take every precaution to keep your teeth healthy and white.

If you’re struggling with brown or yellow teeth, you’re not alone. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available. 

What is Zoom! teeth whitening?

Zoom! offers two popular in-office teeth whitening options depending on your desired results:

Philips Zoom QuickPro

If you’re short on time and looking for an affordable teeth whitening option, look no further than Zoom! QuickPro. The Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville team recommends QuickPro for patients who either want to start the whitening process or visit for touch-ups. In just 30 minutes, your teeth can look up to four shades whiter. Most patients notice immediate results as soon as the Zoom! treatment is applied.

Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed

For the most dramatic results possible, try Zoom! WhiteSpeed. This highly effective whitening treatment brightens your smile by up to eight shades in just a little more than an hour. WhiteSpeed works especially well if you have severe food and beverage stains. It even reverses the darkening effects of certain medications.

In addition to offering in-office whitening treatments, the team at Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville can also create custom bleaching trays for patients to use at home. 

How does Zoom! Whitening work?

If you opt for QuickPro, you can easily ask to have your teeth whitened at the end of a routine appointment. QuickPro doesn’t require a light or laser, so your Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville dentist just has to prep your teeth and gums after noting the current shade of your teeth.

After prepping your teeth, your dentist applies the Zoom! varnish, which dries right away. Before you leave the office, the team coats your teeth in a protective sealant. Simply head home and brush off the varnish within 30 minutes to see your gorgeous new smile.

If you choose WhiteSpeed, expect to be at Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville for a little more than an hour. First, your dentist checks the current shade of your teeth and preps your mouth for the treatment. Then, they apply a powerful but gentle whitening gel to your teeth.

For the most dramatic results possible, your dentist speeds up the whitening process with a WhiteSpeed blue LED lamp. They repeat the treatment three times to ensure your teeth are left as white as possible.

Whether you want a simple touch-up or dramatic results, Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville has the right whitening treatment for your smile. Call the office or book a consultation online today to learn more.