Happy holidays Birmingham, MI! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of the Newingham Dental Center in Birmingham, MI. We hope you’ve enjoyed much merriment with your friends and family thus far in the holiday season. With the New Year now just a few short days away, it’s a good time to begin looking at the things you’d like to change in 2016.

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? A few days ago, we mentioned that choosing Invisalign would be an excellent New Year’s resolution for patients with crooked teeth. But even if you have perfectly straight teeth, we can still help your smile at the Newingham Dental Center in Birmingham, MI. Wouldn’t 2016 be a great year to get bright white, Hollywood smile?

We’re proud to offer the Zoom system of professional teeth whitening at our comfortable and modern office. Zoom whitening has become one of the most popular options for cosmetic dentistry in Michigan. With good reason too, Zoom whitening can dramatically change your smile in just one, hour-long appointment!

In today’s post of our dental health blog, we’re going to tell you a little more about Zoom! whitening. We’ll look at the advantages of professional teeth whitening, and what you can expect if you choose Zoom in-office whitening or a Zoom take-home whitening. But first, let’s look at some of the reasons your teeth can become stained.

Even if your brush your teeth everyday, stains can still appear on the enamel of your teeth. Your age and genetic background might simply make you more prone to stained or discolored teeth. Other times it’s the food you eat or beverages you drink which discolor your teeth. Coffee. tea, soda, and red wine are all prone to causing discoloration. Tobacco products and certain medications can also leave stains on your teeth.

The Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening

You’ve probably seen a thousand different whitening products on store-shelves. It can be tempting to pick-up one of these products and hope for the best. But many patients come to the Newingham Dental Center in Birmingham, MI, because they are dissatisfied with these over-the-counter whitening products. They complain that the products simply don’t work, or even cause them discomfort.

Professional teeth whitening is more effective because we use custom whitening trays and prescription-strength whitening gel. The prescription-strength gel works faster, while the custom-trays lock-out saliva which prevents the gel from becoming diluted. These custom trays also prevent irritation to your gums by keeping the gel away from them.

Plus professional teeth whitening is supervised by a dentist, so you don’t have to worry about the products causing discomfort or even harming your teeth. Dr. Newingham will also evaluate if teeth whitening is right for you, or if you need another solution such as veneers for whiter teeth.

Zoom! In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening

At the Newingham Dental Center in Birmingham, MI, we offer in-office zoom whitening. This professional teeth whitening treatment is an excellent option if you want to quickly whiten your teeth, or have severely discolored teeth. Zoom whitening can leave you with a smile that’s several shades whiter after just a single appointment.

In-office Zoom whitening consists of three, 15 minute whitening sessions. We apply the prescription strength whitening gel to your teeth, then use the special Zoom lamp to increase the whitening power. This process is repeated three times while you sit in a comfortable chair, and relax with TV or a magazine. Then you can show-off your brand new smile!

Zoom! Take-Home Professional Whitening Kits

We also offer Zoom whitening take-home kits if you have less serious stains and discoloration on your teeth. We begin by taking impressions of your teeth, and using them to mold you a set of customized whitening trays. These trays lock-out saliva and deliver faster results than the loose-fitting trays you can buy in stores.

You just wear apply the Zoom whitening gel to your trays, and then wear the trays at night. In just a few short days, you’ll notice a much whiter smile! Zoom whitening take-home kits are one of the most affordable options for cosmetic dentistry in Michigan.

Make An Appointment

Are you ready to whiten your teeth in 2016? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a smile that’d you love to show off? Then contact the Newingham Dental Center in Birmingham, MI. You can reach our office at 248-972-8720.