if your smile is not as bright as you would like it to be, then whitening may be a good option to consider.Staining is commonly caused by aging, defects within the tooth, use of certain antibiotics during tooth development, and smoking. In addition, your diet can affect the brightness of your smile. The following foods and beverages often contribute to tooth stains on or beneath tooth enamel: coffee, tea, red wine, colored juices, curry, soy, cola drinks, and minerals in well water. Luckily, our doctors can offer you two options in restoring your beautiful smile: in-office and take home whitening.
OPTION 1: ZOOM! and BriteSmile In Office Whitening
The major benefit of in-office ZOOM!whitening is significant color change in a short period of time. During this procedure we apply whitening peroxide gel to the teeth after the gums have been protected with a special coating and use a special light that activates the whitening gel. Generally, the gel remains on the teeth for several 15 minute intervals that add up to an hour. Depending on the severity of your staining, you may have to return for additional whitening sessions, or use a home whitening system. Please click here (requires Flash) to select your own teeth shade and see how your smile can improve in 45 min with Zoom! Whitening System.
OPTION 2: TresWhite Take-Home Whitening
Our take-home kits feature whitening gel and ten trays that need to be applied to your teeth for a short period of time daily. With this system you should be able to see the results within 5 to 10 days. Because take-home whitening gel is less powerful than the in-office version, it produces the best results over the longer period of use.