It's hard to imagine anything more appealing than a sparkling, white smile. Often teeth need a little help to stay as white as we'd like them. Fortunately, that help is available rom Z dentistry.
Professional whitening are a safe, effective way to brighten your smile. It's also perhaps the most economical cosmetic dental procedure.
Professionally supervised teeth whitening will work faster, and protect sensitive gums and tooth-root surfaces better, than over-the-counter whitening products. Having an oral exam before you begin any whitening process is an important first step to make sure your tooth discoloration is not the result of a dental condition in need of treatment. Also, please be aware that it can be risky to have whitening solutions applied to your teeth by untrained personnel in shopping malls. If you have any questions about which whitening method would be best for you, talk to us first.
Professional Teeth Whitening Methods
Professional whitening makes use of high-concentration bleaching gels that are not available over the counter.
- Personalized In-Home Whitening — This is a great way to whiten your teeth. First, two thin, flexible plastic mouth trays are custom-made for you — one for the top teeth and one for the bottom. You will apply the a whitening gel into the trays and then slide them over your teeth. The trays are left in usually for about an hour at a time. You can control how quickly you get to your desired shade. Please allow several weeks to reach the level of whiteness you want. Your personalized whitening trays allow you to do quick maintenance treatments whenever you want to boost your sparkle. Additional whitening gel syringes can be purchased for a very reasonable price.
Caring for Your Whitened Smile
There are lots of things you can do to make sure your whitening results last as long as possible, and this will vary from person to person (six months to two years or even longer). First of all, please maintain your daily routine of brushing and flossing, and keep up with your regular professional cleanings at the dental office. Avoid foods and beverages that stain, including red wine, tea and coffee. If you smoke, use your newly whitened teeth as an impetus to quit — a good idea in any event! A minor touch-up every so often, either at home or at the dental office, can keep your smile bright and beautiful for years.