There are countless products out there that promise to give you the whitest smile. Unfortunately, not many work how you’d like instead producing “meh” results or outright damaging your natural tooth enamel with dangerously potent ingredients. Our Washington, MI, cosmetic dentist proposes you ditch the strips and pastes and visit us for professional teeth whitening.
Here are 3 reasons to see our dentist versus gambling with store-bought whitening products.
Tooth discoloration is exactly what it sounds like: a change in the color of your teeth. This change isn’t typically one that you’d like to see, however. Teeth that are discolored are often dull, yellow, or brown in appearance. You could also develop white or dark spots on your teeth.
Many patients know what’s causing their tooth discoloration, but some are surprised to see their pearly whites go from light to dark. Dr. Lesinski can conduct a quick oral examination and ask you questions about your health history, diet, and more to narrow down the list of causes.
If the discoloration of your smile is deemed too severe for teeth whitening, you’re not out of luck. Dr. Lesinski can recommend porcelain veneers if you’re interested. We want you to feel comfortable moving forward so let us know what would make you the most confident.
A lot of what’s currently on the market in terms of teeth whitening isn’t always regulated. Larger brands, like Crest, are typically safer as their products have gone through more testing and ingredients are clearly listed. Unfortunately, you can’t say the same for everything, especially when it’s sold online.
Zoom in-office whitening, on the other hand, is proven to be safe and effective. It would not be used in our Washington, MI, dental office or any other dental practice for that matter if it wasn’t. The hydrogen peroxide gel used on teeth is stronger than what you will find in the store, but it’s designed to still be gentle on teeth.
Having your teeth whitened in our office with Zoom also gives you one thing: experienced supervision. Dr. Lesinski as well as our dental staff are trained to administer the whitening gel and operate the blue LED light used to target stains. When you’re home with teeth whitening strips, you’re on your own.
If you’ve ever tried over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions, you’ll know they don’t last long and the end result is often minimal. That can be because of user error or the fact that most products contain weaker amounts of bleaching agents from the start.
Not only can Zoom whitening brighten your teeth by up to 8 shades in one 45 minute session, but it can produce amazing results that extend beyond what at-home products promise. On average, most patients can enjoy the look given to them by our Zoom procedure for up to a year.
The key to prolonging a white smile is a great oral hygiene routine. Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily. Integrating a fluoride mouthwash is also a beneficial thing to do as it can help to strengthen your tooth enamel.
Whitening teeth in the comfort of your own home is appealing to many. The problem with some of these home methods, however, is that they take time. Typically, to achieve any noticeable results, you need to use them for weeks. Some even need to be applied multiple times a day.
If you’re less patient and want results quickly, we can give them to you in a single visit thanks to Zoom. The entire procedure will take about 45 minutes but is broken up into three 15 minute increments. At the beginning of each session, we’ll apply the whitening gel and turn on the LED light.
There are no at-home touch ups or routine applications. You’ll walk in for the procedure and leave with a whiter smile!
Professional teeth whitening is the way to go if you want proven results that aren’t harsh on your smile. If you’d like to learn more about our Zoom whitening treatment, our cosmetic dentist in Washington, MI, would be more than happy to discuss details with you. Call Washington Family Dental at (586) 752-4545 today or contact us online.