Teeth whitening is readily available in many forms. But to be assured you are spending your investment wisely and receiving the best treatment possible, you should see your dentist if you are considering teeth whitening.
The number of products on the market today are extensive; marketing would have you believe that you can whiten your teeth using a toothpaste, gel, or oral rinse. The majority of these products have little to no impact on the ability to whiten your teeth.
Your dentist is a licensed professional allowing for access to the most powerful whitening products on the market today. One of those tested for safety and effectiveness is Zoom! teeth whitening.
Zoom! teeth whitening has been proven to be able to light teeth up to eight shades in one dental visit. The process is actually quite simple. Having your teeth cleaned prior to whitening is recommended to remove all plaque build-up. A dental exam will assure you are a good candidate for teeth whitening.
The Zoom technician will get started by protecting all soft oral tissues. With only dentition exposed, the whitening gel is applied. A laser or curing light is used to expedite treatment. Very often only one application is needed, but a second one can be implemented during this same visit. Zoom! teeth whitening can continue to lighten teeth for up to two weeks following treatment.
For patients wishing to whiten at home, your dentist can provide you with at home whitening. A custom fitted whitening tray will be fabricated; at home whitening is a bit longer process, but can provide similar results.
Knowing what results in teeth staining and discoloration may help you maintain your bright new smile. Beverages like tea, coffee, cola, and red wine are known to stain. Foods like tomato based sauces, many berries, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, curry, and many deeply or artificially colored foods can lead to dental stain. Plan to rinse or brush following consumption.
Less expensive products on the market may be tempting, but for maximum results your dentist is your best option. Generic, one size fits all teeth whitening kits will be disappointing. Your safety and comfort are paramount so buying something to save a few dollars may end up costing you much more in the long run.
Let us show you how we can help. Call us at Lakeside Dental Solutions today!