Professional teeth whitening is a quick, simple and non-invasive cosmetic treatment that can be used to enhance the color of your teeth by removing surface stains. Whiter, brighter smiles are the desire of one and all and our office helps you achieve that with safe and effective whitening solutions from some of the best brands in the dental industry.
It is important to understand that teeth whitening only works on the outermost layer of the tooth i.e. the enamel. If you need replacement of existing restorations on your teeth, then that is done after the bleaching process is over so that the color of your new restorations can be matched with the color of your smile.
Whitening is not a permanent treatment and you may need regular touch ups. You can extend the life of your whitening therapy by brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding stain-causing habits such as drinking wine, tea, coffee etc. and smoking or consuming tobacco.
We offer the following whitening treatments at our office:
- Zoom Teeth Whitening system
- Pola Teeth Whitening system
Before conducting a whitening treatment, we will first evaluate your teeth and gums to check if you are an ideal candidate for teeth whitening. We may give you a dental cleaning prior to the procedure for maximum effectiveness. The process involves applying the whitening gel to your teeth and leaving it on for some time so that it can work on the stains. The results are visible as soon as the whitening gel is rinsed off.
Your teeth are more susceptible to staining and attack of acids and sugars for the first 48 hours following professional teeth whitening. So, it is important to avoid acidic and stain-causing foods such as coffee, wine, tea, soda, soy sauce, and all tobacco products during this time.
For more information about how professional teeth whitening treatments can be beneficial for your smile, please feel free to contact our office for a consultation. You can call us at (847) 469-4340.