Teeth Whitening

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Most of us want the sparkling glow of youth and health that’s reflected in a bright, white smile. But during our lives, our teeth are stained and discolored. This outcome can be a direct result of our habits like smoking, chewing tobacco, tea/coffee drinking, and poor maintenance of oral hygiene u2013 which can all cause the staining of teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry has developed techniques and procedures to safely and quickly return and enhance the brightness of your smile. Modern dentistry offers teeth whitening solutions to bring back the pearly glow of your teeth. At Smiles Dental Group, we provide several options to polish and whiten your teeth. You can either visit our clinic to receive in-office whitening services from our dental team or consult our general dentists for fabrication and advice regarding the best use of at-home custom teeth whitening kits.

Professional Teeth Whitening

At Smiles Dental Group, we use in-office Zoom whitening. This method takes up to an hour and can make your teeth 8-10 shades whiter! It works by having the patient hold a bright, blue LED light in their mouth that will shine on their teeth. Are you skeptical about the effectiveness of light to whiten teeth? We use it because it has been scientifically proven to work. 

How Does Zoom Teeth Whitening Work?

If you shine a blue LED light into your mouth, nothing will happen, believe us we tried. Zoom whitening works by using a activation agent that is applied to the teeth. This agent comes in the form of a gel, which is activated by the light which then starts the whitening process.
 
If you’re interested in the hard science behind Zoom Whitening, you can read their publicly available literature here.

Our teeth whitening procedures are ideal for people who have unrestored and healthy teeth and gums, but the teeth are dull and discolored. Whether you have discolored teeth because of your lifestyle or any other reason, we at Smiles Dental Group can whiten your teeth using effective in-office or take-home treatments to brighten your smile.

The popularity of our teeth whitening procedure is evident to many of our patients. Depending on the severity of discoloration and your overall oral health, our general dentists will recommend the most suitable and appropriate treatment system to help ensure noticeably whiter teeth.

Here at Smiles Dental Group, we understand the importance of the appearance of white and healthy teeth.

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What Can Teeth Whitening Procedures Do?

  • Corrects mottled, yellow, and brown tooth staining
  • Effective on people of most ages

So, don’t let those dull and yellowish teeth stop you from smiling, visit Smiles Dental Group today to get whiter and brighter teeth and keep smiling.

How Can I Whiten My Teeth?

Generally speaking, most teeth whitening products contain a peroxide-based gel which is safe if used properly. Other than your daily brushing, flossing, and routine dental hygiene visits, there are 3 main ways to enhance the brightness of your smile:

  • Zoom Whitening – The advantage of an In-Office Whitening System is that the desired results are usually achieved the same day, within 1 to 2 hours.
  • Professional Custom Home Whitening Kit – This kit includes custom-fit clear whitening trays and a whitening gel that you apply in the comfort of your own home. Desired results achieved within a week or so.
  • Over-the-counter white strips

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