Teeth whitening is a great way to make your smile stand out in all the right ways. At Deluxe Dental in Kuna, we offer Zoom! as well as our own in-house professional whitening product.
Whitening your teeth is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. If you want to learn how whitening can improve your smile, please call (208) 922-1755 today for an appointment with a Kuna cosmetic dentist at Deluxe Dental.
Why Teeth Get Stained
Your smile is often the first thing someone notices about you. While regular brushing and flossing are important when it comes to maintaining a clean, bright, healthy smile, there are some things that may cause stains to form regardless. Many foods and drinks like wine and coffee can stain the enamel on your teeth, and tobacco use can have this effect as well.
Teeth get stained because dark molecules in these foods and products get trapped in the enamel. Acid also contributes to staining because it attacks your tooth enamel, causing it to roughen and trap more stains.
How Teeth Whitening Works
At Deluxe Dental, we use laser therapy to perform predictable teeth whitening in just 20 minutes! With Zoom! whitening, we usually do three whitening sessions in a row to give you a bright, beautiful smile in under an hour.
Other options available include consumer-safe gels that can be used at home or in the office to remove stains and discoloration. At-home whitening products typically take up to two weeks to show results. In-office whitening, on the other hand, uses a stronger product and will typically show immediate results. For many people, the gradual whitening is a bonus, it helps make the procedure seem more natural. And at-home whitening can usually achieve a brighter white.
Both procedures work by using whiteners that safely break down the stain molecules on your enamel. The smaller molecules are not as dark, and they’re easier to wash away.
A teeth whitening at our dental office can be achieved in just one visit, and the results are unmistakable. Whether you choose Zoom! Whitening or our own in-house whitening product, you can expect to notice your smile to be noticeably whiter and brighter — and it will only take one appointment!
Why Professional Whitening Is Better
It’s easy to get tempted by all the whitening products you see in the store, and they’re everywhere these days. Yes, these products do work, and they’re safe if you use them according to the directions. However, there are many reasons why professional whitening is better.
First, it’s good to get your teeth checked before you start whitening to make sure they’re healthy. Also, a dentist can tell you if the discoloration of your teeth will even respond to whitening.
Whitening trays and strips often don’t fit properly, which can lead to uneven whitening, with dark lines left where the whitener didn’t reach. And these poor-fitting trays and strips can get more whitener on your gums, which can irritate them. Finally, the stronger whiteners we use can help you achieve brighter results.
If Teeth Whitening Won’t Work
There are some causes of discolored teeth that won’t respond to any whitening procedure, no matter how strong the whiteners used. Discoloration that comes from within the tooth will have to be covered with veneers or crowns. During your free cosmetic consultation, we can tell you if your teeth will respond to teeth whitening.
Don’t let stains or discoloration keep you from smiling as much as you should. For more information on our teeth whitening products, to schedule an appointment, please call our dental office at (208) 922-1755.