As we age, our teeth lose the brilliant whiteness that implies good dental health and youth. The unsightly stains associated with tobacco, dark liquids, and other factors can leave us feeling less-than-confident about our smiles. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this dental problem: cosmetic tooth whitening. Our practice provides convenient, take-home tooth-whitening programs and in-office ZOOM! tooth whitening to our patients.
Teeth are often whitened using the many “bleaching” techniques available today. The most common method used is when a strong bleaching agent is placed over the teeth and a special light is used to assist in the lightening of your teeth. This method is generally more controlled and better for people who have tetracycline stains or streaks on their teeth. One such product is Zoom! a safe, effective, and fast method for lightening teeth. You can learn more about Zoom! by visiting their online FAQ’s
The many “at home” techniques involve making trays that fit into the mouth and those trays are then filled with bleaching materials. When worn for a few hours a day, noticeable results are seen generally within a few days to a couple weeks.
Results vary from client to client, and we will be happy to help you decide which method would be the best for you. Some factors taken into consideration are the intensity of the stains, what caused the stains, and whether or not you have fillings or crowns on your front teeth.
Take your first step to feeling good, looking great and making a memorable impression every time you smile. You owe it to yourself! Call our office today to schedule your bleaching appointment! (A cleaning is recommended prior to the whitening session)