• December 4, 2015

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of having bright, dazzling teeth. After all, our teeth are often one of the first things people notice about us. When we have bright teeth, our confidence levels shoot through the roof and we tend to be more outgoing in social situations.

One of the easiest and safest ways to brighten your teeth is through whitening treatments. Teeth-whitening treatments are a noninvasive and quick way to transform your smile. There are dozens of products available over the counter that claim to brighten your smile and erase years of staining or discoloration from aging. This products come in the form of gels, whitening strips, toothpastes, etc.

While over-the-counter teeth-whitening treatments can improve the brightness of your teeth, it’s hard to put all of your faith in these products. For a treatment that will last and truly brighten your smile by several shades, visit Newingham Dental Care. We offer a teeth-whitening treatment that can improve your smile in just one visit.

Zoom Whitening is a special whitening method that allows us to whiten teeth in less than an hour! We simply use a use a bleaching gel and special light, and the treatment is completed entirely in our office. It’s the most convenient whitening treatment available for patients who need quick results. We use Zoom Whitening on soon-to-be brides and grooms, wedding guests, patients who are attending class reunions or simply those patients who are tired of their dingy teeth killing their smile.

Here’s how the treatment works: We’ll first clear your teeth of plaque and tartar. Ideal whitening candidates should be of decay and gum disease. The bleaching treatment are irritate unhealthy gums or cause discomfort for patients with untreated cavities. We then place a retractor over the lips and apply the Zoom Whitening gel evenly on every tooth. Once the bleaching agent is placed, we use a special light that activates the gel. We repeat this process in 15-minute intervals until you reach your desired shade.

Zoom Whitening is so effective that patients have seen the shade of their teeth improve by eight shades! I love it when patients sit up in their chair after the treatment. There’s nothing quite like it!

See Your Birmingham Dentist For Whitening Treatments
I mentioned earlier that there are countless over-the-counter teeth-whitening treatments available. Teeth-whitening is a huge industry. Companies who produce these whitening products have cleared billions of dollars in sales. It’s obvious why: everyone wants a bright and beautiful smile. These whitening treatments can be a great way to brighten your smile, but I urge patients to visit our office – or any dental office – before regularly using these treatments.

A popular over-the-counter whitening method is whitening stripes. Whitening stripes are affordable whitening methods and effective. But the the strips typically have a low solution of whitening gel, which means people often do not receive drastic results. Even worse, because the strips are not custom for any one user, it’s possible for people to not evenly whiten their teeth. The whitening strips can leave lines in your teeth or simply miss teeth that need to be brightened.

One of my biggest concerns about over-the-counter whitening treatment is overuse. While most of these contain low levels of bleaching agents, you can damage your teeth and gums by overusing these treatments. I’ve read studies where patients have worn out their enamel and caused damage to their gums. Enamel is the toughest substance in our body, but even it can break down with exposure to harmful acids and bacteria. Additionally, gum disease is the number one reason for tooth loss. The easiest way to avoid these issues is to visit a dental professional before using these products. I will never recommend whitening treatments unless I am convenient that the procedure will be minimally invasive and have great results.

I have seen whitening treatment turn even the most dingy smile into a dazzling smile. In some cases, patients look like they have a mouth of unhealthy teeth, when the reality is that their teeth are simply discolored, but otherwise perfectly healthy. With one visit to our office, we can uncover your beautiful smile. If you have noticed your teeth have faded over the years, call our office today and schedule a visit with our professional staff. We can whitening your teeth in less than an hour and help so the world what a beautiful smile you really have. Call 248-972-8720 for an appointment.