Teeth tend to get darker as time passes. This can be caused by beverages like tea, soda and coffee, as well as by food. Some other common causes are illness, poor oral hygiene, childhood medication, and the use of tobacco. It is a top goal of our dental team to give every patient different options to whiten their smile.
As of late, tooth whitening has gained in popularity. For this reason, there have been quick over-the-counter solutions designed to help with this issue. They are not as effective, as they can work quite slowly (and in some cases, not at all).
We are trained professionals that use methods that have been improved within the industry. We work hard to adapt to each individual patient’s needs. A rather popular method is to use a gentle solution that is gel-activated and composed of hydrogen peroxide. Your smile will be whiter within only one visit when you have such a treatment. Give us a call right away to receive a whitening evaluation.
With a white, bright smile you are certain to have an improved appearance and greater confidence.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
One of the first things to be suggested usually is in-office teeth whitening. During this treatment, a whitening laser or lamp is used to make the whitening gel more effective. This is done by accelerating the peroxide.
The Zoom In-Office Whitening System is thought to be one of the quickest means of whitening your teeth in a significant manner.
It only takes about an hour to see great results. The light activates the gel, and this gel gently breaks down the stains that are on your teeth.
It is safe to have Zoom Whitening conducted on your teeth. That being said, it is important to be under the supervision of an experienced dentist. Children who are under 13 years old and women who are pregnant are advised not to receive this procedure.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
One method of whitening teeth at home is tray bleaching. This requires a special gel and tray which can only be obtained through your dentist. Whitening gel is placed in trays that have been custom fit to the patient’s teeth, and these are meant to fit perfectly every time. The gel is excellent for breaking down stains and whitening teeth. It whitens all of your natural teeth while keeping you comfortable throughout the process. You can see some results as early as 3-5 days from when you start, though it can take between 10-14 days.
Paint-On Teeth Whiteners
You can find over-the-counter teeth whiteners that somewhat work. Paint-on teeth whiteners are used frequently by individuals who want to have a whiter smile. They are less effective than professional options, but they are less expensive. The package contains a gel that is placed on the teeth with a brush. The gel hardens to coat the person’s teeth, and then it dissolves. It is crucial to speak to a dental professional before using paint-on whiteners.
Teeth Whitening Strips
Whitening strips have become more popular recently. They are plastic strips that contain hydrogen peroxide, meant to bleach the teeth. By placing strips on your teeth and pushing them in, you will be able to activate the agent and make sure it is in contact with every tooth. It is recommended that they are worn twice a day for about 30 minutes each time. The length of the treatment results varies.
Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash
There also are mouthwashes and toothpastes that have whitening capabilities. It should be noted that these products affect the surface stains alone. They are not effective at lightening the tooth’s shade and color.