In-Office Zoom Teeth Whitening
We are regularly asked “Does whitening your teeth really work?” or “Should I whiten my teeth” or (the one I like the most) “Doc, how do I get my teeth as white yours’?” It’s all a variation of the same inquiry.
Here’s the “skoop” on teeth whitening: If you want a whiter than normal smile, there are a few basic things that you must do – and it takes a certain degree of continued maintanance. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying (or wearing very white dentures).
The basics include:
1.) Regular cleaning at a dental office and make sure the hygenists uses a “prophyjet” to get the deep stains. This equipment is costly to the office, so some offices don’t have it. But it is effective, and both of our hygienists have one. ASK FOR IT BY NAME.
2.) Brush at least 2 – 3 times a day with a whitening toothpaste. For many people, especially those younger than 35 years old, you will probably notice a brighter smile with time. A whitening toothpaste is necessary to fight CONTINUED daily stain..
3.) Over-the-counter whitening products, such as Crest Strips, are an inexpensive way to get quicker results. NOTE: Sometimes they do not work well because of the degree of stain, age of the patient, amount that the patient smokes or drinks coffee, etc.
Dr. Healy is quickly able to suggest the best method for his patient to whiten their teeth. In many cases, it includes the above described regimen.
For the Fastest and Most Dramatice results,
do what Hollywood does……
For patients who don’t want to wait for results (or who have more resistant/deeper satin), he will suggest in office laser whitening with BRITESMILE. The results are always more predictable and impressive. The fee of $299 is affordable to many patients. See the “Britesmile” section under “Procedures We Do” on this website .
Over time our teeth tend to become discolored or stained. Whether this is from smoking, coffee, or any other foods, a beautiful smile could be closer than you think. We offer a safe, inexpensive solution to an unsightly smile. Whitening your teeth is a very simple procedure that can be completed in relatively short period of time.