04 Aug Your Most Common Teeth Whitening Questions Answered
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive and economical solution for stained or discolored teeth. Many patients may be interested in this smile enhancing treatment, but hesitate to ask their dentist questions such as:
What can I expect from the teeth whitening experience? Results are different for everyone … an honest discussion with your cosmetic dentist will reveal what you can anticipate.
How long does treatment take? In-office whitening can be completed in one brief appointment. For patients interested in at-home whitening, customized whitening trays will be be fabricated to your specific needs; whitening can be completed at your own speed in the privacy of your home.
What is involved with in-office whitening? Your teeth whitening specialist will protect gum tissue and soft oral tissues; whitening gel will be applied; a curing light or laser will be applied to teeth to expedite the whitening process. After the first session, if desired whitening has not been achieved a second session can be completed at this time.
How white will my teeth get? Zoom teeth whitening can lighten your teeth up to eight shades.
How long will teeth whitening last? There are measures you can take to maximize your whitening experience. Limit those things known to stain your teeth such as coffee, tea, soda, red wine, many berries, or dark sauces. If you know you are going to consume them, make sure you rinse or brush as soon as possible. Cold beverages can be consumed using a straw allowing beverages to bypass teeth. Touch-up kits are available as needed.
Why invest in Zoom teeth whitening when there are so many other products available? You can buy pastes, rinses, strips, or one size fits all whitening kits online or at your local market. But to whom do you address questions or concerns when you experience a problem or don’t get the results you had anticipated? Zoom teeth whitening has been tested for safety; and your dental provider will happily answer any questions you may have before, during, and after treatment.
Tobacco contributes to dental stain and tooth discoloration so eliminate tobacco use to help maintain your new smile. Brush and floss daily; and visit your dentist every six months for teeth cleaning, polishing, and dental exam. Your teeth say a lot about you so do everything you can to keep them looking their best.
Contact our office today to discuss your whitening desires!