As you age, you may begin to notice that your teeth aren’t quite the same shade of white that they were in your youth. Typically, noticeable discoloration begins in the late 20s and early 30s. A variety of factors can speed up the discoloration process including chemical staining from drinking dark colored liquids and smoking, a genetic predisposition to early yellowing, and the onset of gum and tooth disease.
The good news is that most tooth enamel can be easily returned to a sparkling white with professional whitening treatments. If you are self-conscious about the color of your teeth, cosmetic tooth whitening may be a great alternative for you to consider. Dr. Eddie Siman has a variety of tooth whitening systems for you to choose from.
There are many advantages to choosing cosmetic dentistry whitening treatments as opposed to over-the-counter methods:
- Whitening treatments are comfortable, safe and effective
- In-Office treatments are stronger, faster and more consistent
- Results are controllable – you decide how dramatic of a change you want
- Whitening is simple and convenient – you can choose from in-office treatment, or opt for a take home kit
- Whiter teeth can make you feel more confident and ready to show off your beautiful smile
- Safely whiten your teeth by as much as 10 shades in about one hour
One Hour in Office Teeth Whitening with ZOOM!
The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe effective and very fast. In just under an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Zoom! Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy patient.
The Zoom! light activated gel was developed after years of research by Discus Dental, the leaders in professional take-home tooth whitening. The gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced Hydrogen Peroxide that, when activated by the Zoom! light, gently penetrates the teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.
Other whitening systems don’t compare to the Zoom! Chairside Whitening System. Nothing whitens better or faster. See how Zoom! compares to other whitening options:
Tray whitening is a popular and very successful method of whitening and brightening your teeth at home. After Dr. Siman makes you custom molded whitening trays, he will help you create an at-home schedule for treatment. Your custom-fitted tray is filled with a highly-concentrated whitening gel, and temporarily adheres to either the bottom or top row of teeth. The tray is worn for several hours over the course of a few weeks, depending on the level of whitening desired, and may be worn at night. The tray ensures maximum contact with the teeth and ensures consistency of results.
Although some patients use over-the-counter treatments as a supplemental whitening enhancer, these treatments are not recommended as alternatives to professional whitening. The concentration of over-the-counter whitening agents may be significantly lower than you need and often will not produce the dramatic results that many patients desire. Also keep in mind, over-the-counter products cannot guarantee length of whitening and will not produce custom results.
Most tooth and gum sensitivity following whitening is temporary and should subside within a few days following treatment. To minimize tooth sensitivity, Dr. Siman may advise you to reduce your whitening treatment time and increase the time between treatments. You may also want to use sensitivity toothpaste, fluoride rinse and a soft bristle toothbrush. Ibuprofen may also help relieve some of the discomfort if physician approved. If your tooth sensitivity is persistent or painful, contact Dr. Siman for other suggestions.