REGAIN YOUR ALLURING SMILE WITH TEETH WHITENING
A dazzling, white smile is alluring because it signals to others that you prioritize your oral health and that you’re taking care of yourself. As such, it’s one of the first things that others take notice of, and may even play a role in social settings where first impressions matter. But over time, your teeth can become discolored due to the foods you eat and the beverages you consume, causing a dip in self-confidence. One way to regain your alluring smile is with professional teeth whitening here in Odessa, FL.CONTACT US
HOW DOES PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING WORK?
Teeth whitening is classified as a cosmetic dental procedure that uses hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide to safely bleach your teeth. The oxygen in these bleaching agents works to weaken and fade the stains in your teeth on a molecular level, unlike the abrasive agents in whitening toothpaste, which mechanically scrubs away at surface-level stains. A dentist can easily achieve that pearly white shade, as the concentration of these bleaching agents are much higher than what you would find in over-the-counter whitening products.
WHY HAVE YOUR TEETH PROFESSIONALLY WHITENED?
While there are several reasons why people choose to whiten their teeth, the most common reason is because people place a high value on their smile. Not only does the appearance of your smile boost confidence, it can be a critical social asset. For example:
- When it comes to attracting members of the opposite sex, 96% of adults believe a bright, white smile will make them more appealing.
- While 74% of adults believe that an unattractive smile can hurt your career success.
- Plus, professional teeth whitening can correct teeth stains from bad vices like smoking, and it can prepare you for special occasions like weddings and job interviews.
WHAT IS AT-HOME DENTIST-SUPERVISED TEETH WHITENING?
The at-home, dentist-supervised teeth whitening process involves giving patients custom-fitted dental trays containing a whitening gel with a high-medium concentration of bleaching agent. The concentrations in these trays are not as high as you would get with in-office treatments, but they are higher than over-the-counter products. These trays can be adjusted to lighten individual teeth if needed, and should be worn for a certain period of time, typically for a few hours every night over the course of 1-2 weeks. More severe stains may require prolonged use under the supervision of your dentist.
USING TEETH WHITENING STRIPS AT HOME
Another at-home option that dentists recommend is the use of teeth whitening strips. Your dentist may prescribe a professional strength version from in-office, or may suggest an over-the-counter product as an alternative option. These strips are thin, flexible, and coated with a hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel. They are placed directly on the teeth, and are worn 1-2 times a day, for 30-60-minutes at a time, over the course of 2-3 weeks. It’s important to note that teeth whitening strips only brighten the upper and lower six anterior/front teeth and not the complete dental arch like the custom-fitted trays do.
WHAT IS THE BEST METHOD FOR TEETH WHITENING? ZOOM!
The Zoom! treatment is a professional in-office teeth whitening system that uses specialized light-activated whitening gel to penetrate deep into the tooth enamel to break up stains. The Zoom! teeth whitening system is the best method for getting brighter teeth as it can be done in a single, 1-hour appointment. This makes it perfect for those who are pressed for time, those who don’t want to bother with take-home trays, or is ideal for those who have a special event coming up.
REGAIN YOUR ALLURING SMILE
Our at-home, dentist-supervised teeth whitening treatments will deliver the results you’re looking for. For more information on teeth whitening in Odessa, FL, including our Zoom! treatment, schedule an appointment today.