Zoom! Teeth Whitening
It’s natural for your teeth to darken or yellow over time, and the result can leave you looking older than you really are. If you would like to dramatically transform the appearance of your smile, consider professional teeth whitening. Unlike over-the-counter whitening or generic white strips, a treatment from Drs. Franklin or Stephen Boyles cleans deep down beneath the surface of your teeth. Boyles General Dentistry offers in-office and take-home whitening treatments for dazzling cosmetic results.
Why Do Teeth Stain Over Time?
Over the course of a lifetime, any number of things can cause your teeth to stain. Common offenders include your favorite foods and beverages, tobacco, and even certain medications, which cause your teeth to take on a gray cast. Tetracycline is especially associated with tooth staining.
Some of the most common foods and beverages that stain your teeth include…
- Black coffee and tea
- Dark sodas
- Ripe berries
- Dark chocolate
- Pasta sauce
As with everything else, genetics also play a factor. Some people naturally have whiter or darker teeth. It’s thought that teeth look their best and most natural when they are as white as the whites of your eyes.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, professional teeth whitening can help. Adults and older teens in good oral health are typically good candidates for the treatment.
In-Office Whitening for Fast Results
An in-office whitening treatment is completed in just one, one hour visit to our office. We prefer Zoom! Whitening for its dramatic results.
To whiten your teeth with the Zoom! treatment, we will cover up your gums, lips, and other soft tissues, leaving only your teeth exposed. We then carefully apply the high-powered bleaching gel directly onto the teeth that show when you smile. In three 15-minute intervals, the gel is activated under a high-powered light to reveal teeth up to eight shades brighter, on average.
While professional teeth whitening is completely safe, it can cause your teeth to feel more sensitive than usual in the days or weeks following treatment. To combat the issue, you may want to brush with an anti-sensitivity toothpaste in the days leading up to your whitening treatment.
Take-Home Treatments Offer a Gradual Approach
Patients who are not in a big hurry to reveal their whiter smiles may prefer a take-home treatment. The gradual method is also a better option for people who are prone to teeth sensitivity. Simply fill the customized trays we have created for you with the high-powered Zoom! Whitening gel and wear the treatment for the recommended amount of time each night. You will start to see results after the first treatment, and after about two weeks of proper use, your full whitening is revealed.
Your teeth will be especially susceptible to staining throughout your take-home whitening treatment. That’s why it’s best ot whiten at night, when you are unlikely to eat anything directly after whitening. Avoid the common tooth stainers during your treatment -- if you must drink highly-pigmented beverages, use a straw to prevent them from touching your teeth.
Why Choose Professional Whitening?
With so many options available at the pharmacy or grocery store, you may be wondering if it’s really worth it to invest in a professional whitening treatment. While over-the-counter options may seem to offer a cheaper, potentially faster alternative, consider the fact that only your dentist can provide professional-strength bleaching -- with average results up to eight shades brighter. Whitestrips and one-size-fits-all bleaching kits are simply not as strong. These generic treatments may also lead to overuse or abuse, as patients continue to seek dramatically brighter results even after treatment is complete.
Your dentist can also take into account special considerations, like sensitivity. And a custom treatment will not expose your gums or other soft oral tissues to the high powered bleaching gel. For the safest, most effective whitening, partner with your dentist for a professional Zoom! Whitening treatment.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you are ready to get started on your whitest, brightest smile, let your cosmetic dentist in Odessa help! Boyles General Dentistry offers in-office whitening as well as take-home treatments for patients like you. Request an appointment today.