Making the best impression on people means having a great smile, and great smiles tend to be bright, clean, and white. Of course, not everyone can have such a perfect smile. In fact, many times people's smiles are far less than perfect. Various foods and beverages (especially coffee and colas) can discolor teeth and create problematic stains that can make people feel very self-conscious.
But you can actually make these stains go away thanks to professional-grade teeth whitening treatments at our Scottsdale cosmetic dentistry practice. We'd like to take a moment right now to focus on Zoom!® in-office treatment and Zoom!® DayWhite at-home whitening so you understand how they can benefit you.
Good Candidates for Teeth Whitening
The best candidates for teeth whitening are people who have stains on their teeth that are the result of food, beverages, and the natural aging process. (Dental stains that originate within the tooth will not be able to be treated through teeth whitening.) When you meet with a skilled cosmetic and restorative dentist in Scottsdale, you'll be able to learn if teeth whitening is the right option for you.
About In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment
Zoom!® in-office teeth whitening is an ideal treatment for people with varying levels of tooth discoloration. During this Scottsdale teeth whitening treatment, a bleaching agent is carefully applied to the patient's teeth. This gel is then exposed to a laser light to activate its deep-penetrating bleaching properties. The process is repeated two more times for maximum effect. Additional visits can be made for more whitening as needed, though just one visit to the practice can improve the color of your smile by several shades.
About At-Home Teeth Whitening
Zoom!® DayWhite at-home whitening is another option for teeth whitening. This is a professional-grade bleaching kit that is superior to many of the over-the-counter bleaching kits available at the local store. Patients will place the bleaching agent in special trays and wear these trays in the mouth according to instructions. (Note: be sure to follow these instructions to the letter in order to avoid tooth sensitivity.) Gradually the smile will be whitened and brightened.
Which type of teeth whitening is better?
Both in-office and at-home teeth whitening are solid cosmetic dentistry options to consider. The in-office treatment yields much faster results than the take-home version because of the laser light technology, though the take-home whitening kit does yield comparable results even if treatment takes longer. The question is really which treatment is better for you and your needs, which we can discuss at greater length during your visit.
Alternatives to Teeth Whitening Treatment
In some cases, the tooth discoloration or stains will be too severe for teeth whitening treatment to address. Many times, the best option for care in those situations is the use of porcelain dental veneers. These thin shells of special dental ceramic can drastically improve the overall aesthetics of your smile.
Learn More About Dental Care Treatment
For more information about Zoom!® teeth whitening and your many other options for effective smile makeover treatment, be sure to contact our Scottsdale cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best dental health results.