Are you looking to remove stains and brighten your smile? Whitening your teeth can eliminate years of staining caused by coffee, tea, soda, wine, tobacco, medications, and age.
Depending on the whitening method you choose, the results can be dramatic. Our in-office whitening system can lighten teeth up to 8 shades in less than an hour. Imagine having a beautiful, bright smile before your next meeting, event, or dinner date. It’s not only fast and convenient, it’s also one of the most affordable cosmetic procedures available.
Professional Whitening Methods
Professionally-applied whitening will work faster, and protect the sensitive gums and tooth-root surfaces better than over-the-counter whitening products. Our whitening systems use high-concentration bleaching agents that are not available over the counter, plus their non-abrasive technology has been proven safe for gums and tooth enamel.
In-Office Whitening: This technique offers the fastest and most effective results, and there are no messy strips or molds. After confirming you don’t have tooth decay or gum disease, the dentist will assess your current tooth color. Then, a dental professional will apply a protective barrier over your gums and use a retractor to hold your lips and cheeks away from your teeth while the professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel is applied. Once the gel is removed, you’ll be able to see the results immediately.
Take-Home Whitening: This is another effective way to whiten your teeth, although the results will be less dramatic, will take more time, and you have to play a greater role in ensuring the best possible result. The amount of time that the trays are left in depends on the take-home whitening product. In some cases, you will leave the trays in for about an hour while other products may suggest wearing the trays overnight while you sleep. Depending on the system you use, it can take several weeks to achieve your desired level of whiteness.
Opalescence Go Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kit:
These pre-filled, disposable trays are comfortable and convenient. Opalescence Go is available in several flavors and strengths. You can get a whiter smile in just 5 to 10 days with wear times ranging from 15 minutes to 60 minutes per day.
Zoom Teeth Whitening:
First, a mold of your teeth will be taken and then custom-made Zoom! trays will be made to fit over your top and bottom teeth. You will fill the trays with whitening gel and then position the trays over your teeth. While many patients see an improvement after just one application of Zoom teeth whitening, it can take up to two weeks for optimal results.
Caring for Your Whitened Smile
There are several steps you can take to ensure your whitening results last as long as possible. Proper oral hygiene, including brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing daily, will help keep your teeth pearly white. Also, keep up with your regular schedule of professional cleanings at the dental office. Avoid foods and beverages that can stain, including coffee, tea, red wine, soda, and berries. Also, if you smoke, use this as another reason to quit. Otherwise, the tobacco will stain your teeth again.
How long your white, bright smile lasts can vary from person to person. For many people, a minor touch-up every so often, either at home or at the dental office, can keep your smile bright and beautiful for years. Call us today to see how we can help brighten your smile, boost your confidence, and give you a smile that will make a great first impression with everyone you meet!
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