What Are My Options for Whitening My Teeth?
Discolored teeth are not just a cosmetic concern. Studies show that people who have confidence in their smile lead generally healthier lives. Whitening removes natural stains and discolorations on teeth for a brighter, healthier smile. There are many different whitening options available, including in-office whitening treatments and custom-fitted whitening trays for use at home. Schedule a consultation with your doctor at Southwest Dental Group to determine which treatment is right for you!
Take-Home Whitening Trays
Another option for teeth whitening is take-home whitening trays. Your doctor will fit you with custom-made whitening trays that slide over your teeth. The trays can be filled with a special gel solution to gradually reduce the appearance of stains and discoloration on your teeth. With this at-home kit, you control how often you use the product and how white you want your teeth to be. You will begin to see results in just 3 days but you can continue to use the trays for future touch-ups and whitening maintenance. Ask your doctor at Southwest Dental Group about how you can take home your very own whitening trays!
Zoom In-Office Whitening
Zoom whitening is an in-office treatment that uses a light-activated gel to reduce the appearance of stains and discoloration on your teeth. Zoom is the only in-office whitening system that has a variable-intensity setting on the activation light, so that your dentist can customize the treatment to your specific needs. It is the perfect product for a quick whitening fix, allowing you to touch up the appearance of your smile for weddings, reunions and photo shoots on short notice.
During the procedure, your dentist will place a hydrogen peroxide gel on your teeth and then shine a blue light on your teeth to activate the bleaching agent. The Zoom system includes desensitizers to help protect your enamel and minimize teeth sensitivity. You will see visibly whiter teeth in just one visit.
In-office whitening treatments are superior to over-the-counter methods, because your dentists are qualified to administer higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide for more efficient whitening that is tailored to your specific situation. See the difference that whitening can make in the appearance of your teeth and your confidence in smiling.