As you age, many people become concerned about the appearance of their teeth due to discoloration. Although it is natural for them to become brown or yellow as the years pass, the severity of it is often influenced by lifestyle habits, like smoking, and foods choices, such as coffee. As they lose their luster, many try over-the-counter whitening products, but are quickly left disappointed with the results. Now, they begin Googling, “where is a dentist near me?” There are many dentists in the area that offer whitening treatments; however, you need effective solutions that also accommodate your schedule. As you look for the option that meets your needs, there are two treatments you need to consider.
Zoom! Whitening System
The Zoom! Whitening System is a favorite among patients and dentists because it is safe while producing effective results in just one appointment. A high-powered whitening agent is applied to the teeth, which is then activated using a special laser. This allows the whitening gel to deeply penetrate the enamel to lift away tough stains.
The light is used for an average of three 15 minute intervals. At the end of the third, your teeth will be several shades whiter. In just one appointment, you will have drastic, noticeable results that will last with the right aftercare.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Now, you can enjoy professional-quality results from the comfort of your own home. This is the perfect option if you prefer over-the-counter products because they accommodate your busy schedule. Although you will be whitening your teeth at home, you will still benefit from in-office results.
You will be provided with custom-made whitening trays to ensure the even distribution of the whitening agent while promoting your comfort. You will be given the professional-strength whitening agent to use at home. Each day, you will use the system whenever it accommodates your schedule. In as little as two weeks, your teeth will be several shades whiter. Your results will be noticeable and last with the right after care.
Protect Your New Smile
No matter which option you choose, your results can last for several years with the right care. In addition to maintaining your oral hygiene, you will need to see your dentist in Pensacola twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
It is best to avoid stain-causing factors that can cause you to lose your bright new smile, like smoking. In addition, limit your consumption of acidic and darkly pigmented foods and drinks, like coffee, tea, and berries. Although they cannot be avoided altogether, it is best to rinse your mouth with water afterward until you can brush your teeth.
Get a Bright Smile Today
If you are ready to stop living with tooth discoloration, it is time to see which whitening treatment is right for you.
About Dr. Benjamin J. Hodges
Dr. Hodges is a graduate of the Dental School at the University of Mississippi. He provides high-quality dental care to keep smiles healthy and beautiful. If you have questions about whitening treatments, contact Hodges Dental Clinics today to address them with Dr. Hodges.