We’re a little ways into the New Year, and you’re working hard on improving yourself. You’ve already dropped a couple of pounds, and you’ve been eating well and exercising consistently.
You’re feeling good, so why not add one more item to the list and make yourself feel even better with a professional teeth whitening treatment. The improved self-confidence you feel when you look in the mirror will pay dividends all year long — and beyond.
You may opt to have your teeth whitened for a variety of reasons. Most of the time, your teeth have become discolored and you want to regain the sparkling white smile you used to have. Some tooth discoloration just happens naturally as you age. Chewing and biting over the years causes your enamel to wear away, which makes the yellow dentin underneath more visible.
Smoking can also damage your teeth and cause discoloration, as can drinking a lot of coffee or red wine, or eating foods that are rich in stain molecules, such as berries or curries. Some prescription medications can also cause enamel discoloration, and some people just practice poor oral hygiene, leading to a buildup of yellowing plaque and tartar.
At Select Dental and Orthodontics, our professional teeth whitening treatment is an hour-long procedure done right here in the office. We’ll cover your tongue and gums with a protective barrier, carefully apply the Zoom! whitening solution to your teeth, and then let the solution sit on your enamel for a few minutes.
Next, we point a specialized blue LED light directly at your teeth that supercharges the whitening agents in the gel, causing them to oxidize the discolored molecules and lift them from your enamel, leaving your smile clean and bright.
Depending on your specific smile goals, we can repeat the process up to three times to attain the best possible whitening results.
Zoom professional whitening can brighten your teeth up to eight shades in one office visit. Results usually last at least a year, but you can extend that time for much longer by practicing good oral hygiene.
Besides giving you a brighter, more luminous smile, professional teeth whitening can boost your self-confidence, take years off your appearance, and give you a renewed determination to stay on track with your oral hygiene efforts.
To find out how a professional teeth whitening treatment can keep you headed in the right direction this year, contact our team at Select Dental and Orthodontics by phone or with our online appointment request form, and we’ll have your smile back to dazzling in no time.