Stains in teeth are inevitable. The teeth are covered with a protective layer of enamel, but tooth enamel is somewhat porous and can easily absorb pigments from deeply colored foods and beverages. The pigment in the foods and beverages can be natural, such as the rich colors of berries, juice, coffee, tea, and red wines, or the pigment may be artificial, such as the coloring in birthday cake icings, soft drink mixes, sodas, and candy. Teeth whitening is a brilliant way to restore natural teeth, removing surface stains and bringing out the brightest smile possible, but not all whitening options are created equal.
Cosmetic dentists are often faced with patients who have been disappointed in over-the-counter whitening kits they used at home. These whitening kits are designed for safe at-home use, with low concentrations of the key whitening ingredients, delivering modest results at best. These kits usually require the whitening products be left on teeth for an extended period of time, and this can weaken teeth making them more sensitive. The prolonged contact can also affect the gums.
The whitening products used in professional cosmetic dentistry treatments, however, far exceed the at-home whitening kit quality and deliver significantly better results with far less risk and fewer side effects.
With custom tray whitening, impressions of the patient’s teeth are taken and those impressions are used to create a whitening tray that fits perfectly. This delivers the high-quality whitening gel directly where the patient needs, with less mess, less contact with the gums, superior results, and a far more comfortable whitening experience.
Zoom! Whitening is another treatment option, utilizing a highly concentrated peroxide-based whitening gel for safe, quality results. The gel is applied and activated by a special light in the cosmetic dentist office, with professional supervision to ensure the best and safest results. The Zoom! Whitening process is conducted in multiple steps, reaching the deepest set-in stains possible, and the process can be customized for patients’ individual needs.
For the best results, consider professional teeth whitening. To learn more about our whitening options, contact the office of Dr. Gregory Allen Kerbel at (972) 278-9901 today.