At Precious Smile Dental & Orthodontics, we provide in-office teeth whitening through ZOOM! Advanced Power Plus. Through in-office teeth whitening at one of our office locations in Grand Prairie and Irving TX, your teeth can get up to five to seven shades brighter and whiter. If you live in Grand Prairie, Irving, Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth and surrounding areas and your teeth have been stained or darkened by food, smoking or aging, call Precious Smile Dental & Orthodontics today to schedule a teeth whitening appointment.
ZOOM! Advanced Power Plus Teeth Whitening
The Philips ZOOM® whitening treatment is a complete tooth whitening system. ZOOM! Advanced Power Plus teeth whitening provides safe, effective and quick teeth whitening results with less tooth sensitivity. One appointment for ZOOM! Advanced Power Plus teeth whitening treatment can brighten your teeth by up to seven shades in under an hour without any trays or strips.
During your appointment, a gentle hydrogen peroxide-based teeth whitening gel will be applied to your teeth. Next, the gel is exposed to a high-intensity light. Once the ZOOM! Advanced Power Plus teeth whitening treatment is complete, your teeth will be up to five to seven shades whiter.
Advantages Of In-Office Teeth Whitening
While over-the-counter whitening kits tend to be less expensive than in-office whitening appointments, there are many advantages to opting for in-office teeth whitening over a take-home whitening product, including:
- Treatment by a Trained Professional
- Quicker Results
- Longer-Lasting Results
- Fewer Sensitivity Problems
Risks of In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening is one of the safest cosmetic dental treatments available. While there aren’t many risks associated with teeth whitening treatment, the most common side effect is increased tooth sensitivity to cold temperatures. The sensitivity can last for one to three days.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do Teeth Become Stained?
Your teeth have pores just like your skin or a sponge. Anything you put in your mouth that has color will be absorbed into those pores. Wine, coffee, tea, and smoking are extremely effective at staining teeth. Over time, the natural color of your teeth becomes darker due to these stains. These stains will never go away unless you actively remove them. Properly formulated teeth whitening gel, which contains carbamide peroxide, works by gently pushing stains out through the pores.
Will Teeth Whitening Damage My Teeth?
Abuse of any kind, such as aggressive brushing, can damage to your teeth. However, the teeth whitening process does not damage your teeth. Professional teeth whitening is incredibly safe if used as instructed. The whitening process uses active ingredients to temporarily open pores in your teeth and lift stains. After each whitening session, your teeth will be naturally re-mineralized and rehydrated.
Can Tooth Restorations Be Whitened?
When artificial materials such as composite fillings, crowns and veneers are bonded or cemented to the teeth, their color is chosen to match the color of the surrounding teeth. Once the color is chosen, it cannot be changed. Therefore, fillings, crowns, and veneers will not be whitened but neither will they be damaged by the teeth whitening process.
Does Whitening Cause Tooth Sensitivity?
More than 60% of Americans have naturally sensitive teeth. This is most often the result of genetics, thin enamel, or cracked/damaged teeth. During the whitening process, it is common for teeth to become more sensitive. The teeth become temporarily dehydrated, which reduces their ability to insulate the nerve from changes in temperature. Normally, sensitivity will disappear 12-36 hours after whitening. Dentists and hygienists recommend a post whitening fluoride treatment to nourish the teeth, promote re-hydration and lessen the sensitivity.
Ultra-violet (UV) light is a frequency of light that works to accelerate the effect of the whitening. This process is FDA regulated and only offered under dentist supervision. Although it does whiten very quickly, it is not an option for people with sensitive teeth.
Patients with severe stains must be patient with the process and know that each whitening session removes years of stains. Once those stains are gone, it is incredibly easy to maintain.
Whether done at home or in the dental office, teeth whitening results are temporary and must still be maintained (often with custom-fitted whitening trays or repeat dental visits).
Precious Smile Dental & Orthodontics proudly provides patients from Grand Prairie, Irving, Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth and surrounding areas with in-office teeth whitening. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!