Teeth Whitening (At Home and Zoom!)
A Whiter Smile from Dallas Cosmetic Dental
Smiles are an important part of our daily lives. Did you know the average adult smiles nearly two dozen times a day?
Consider the last time you met someone new. What’s the feature you most remember about that person? Most people say the feature they remember best after meeting a new person is their smile. An easy, confident smile can even make others more comfortable around you.
Unfortunately, there are plenty of people who are embarrassed by their yellow-tinged smiles. This is where cosmetic dentistry comes in, as whitening treatments are an easy and affordable treatment that provides better and safer results than over-the-counter whitening strips.
The Downside to At-Home Teeth Whitening Strips
While teeth whitening strips might seem like an inexpensive fix, common ingredients found in these strips may harm the good bacteria in your mouth, and using them incorrectly or too often can result in sensitive teeth or gums.
Additionally, the strips follow a one-size-fits-all approach, so they don’t always mold to your teeth correctly, which can leave behind strips of yellow on your teeth.
Using Professional Whitening Treatments Instead
Professional whitening treatments safely provide natural-looking results in less time than whitening strips. Dr. Alhadef can work with you to decide which of the two whitening treatments he offers is best for you.
One of these treatments involves creating a tray custom-fitted for your mouth. He’ll provide you with direction, but generally you’ll take the tray home and, over a period of several days, you’ll either wear it overnight or for a few hours during the day. Since the tray is made specifically for your mouth, your teeth are whitened evenly and your sensitive gums don’t come in contact with the whitening gel.
If you’d rather have white teeth in a single visit to the office, you can use Zoom! This method uses a combination of a whitening gel and a special high-intensity light to dramatically whiten your teeth in an hour or less.
As with any treatment, it’s smart to discuss what’s best for your teeth before you jump in. So if you plan to try over-the-counter whitening strips anyway, talk to Dr. Alhadef first to ensure you don’t use something too harsh for your teeth.
Schedule your appointment for a brighter, whiter smile today.