Teeth Whitening in Delray Beach, FL
Did you know that the first thing a person usually notices about you is your face? That’s why it is important to not only maintain great oral health, but to keep those pearly whites at white as you can. One popular procedure to help maintain that perfect glow is teeth whitening treatment, also known as teeth bleaching.
What is Teeth Whitening?
This is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures done in our office. It is the procedure of making teeth whiter and more attractive. The dental specialists at Advanced Dentistry South Florida use several methods that include Zoom!, passive tray whitening, and professional strength white strips. We also offer 15 minute whitening as an in-house teeth whitening treatment. Ask our dental professionals today about how you can take advantage of this quick, effective treatment today!
Zoom! is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe, effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of using strips or wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. The Zoom! Whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! whitening gel that is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You’ll be amazed with the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure. Trays with gel are recommended afterward for maximum whitening and maintenance.
Tray Whitening System
The tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 3 hours, or overnight. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use. Three different strengths of gel may be used, however the higher the strength the greater the likelihood of reactions or tooth sensitivity. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, and it may take several months of use to see significant color improvement. For maintenance of whitened teeth the trays should be used every several months.
Which teeth whitening procedure is right for me?
The end results, whether using trays at home or doing Zoom! is the practically the same. The cost of the tray method is about half compared to Zoom!, and there is usually less post-treatment sensitivity.
How long will teeth whitening treatment last?
Your teeth whitening treatment lasts as long as you are willing to take care of your oral health. Make sure to stay on top of your dental hygiene appointments regularly (at least twice a year) and maintain great oral hygiene practices at home. This means brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily as well. Try your best to stay away from foods and drinks that may stain your teeth as well, but if you do have to have that extra cup of coffee to keep you going during the day, be sure to brush soon after. You’ll also want to stay away from tobacco use. Not only will this stain your teeth, but it can lead to many forms of cancer, including oral cancer.
Ask our dental professionals about how you can get a 15 minute teeth whitening procedure done in our office. Call 561-404-4078 today to make an appointment or to get more information. You can also visit our contact page and a dental professional will get back to you.