Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Island Dental offers in-office teeth bleaching. It just takes one hour to achieve a noticeable increase in whiteness. Getting your teeth whitened in our office is superior to only using one of our take-home whitening kits because you’ll receive very personalized care to bring out the most whiteness and brightness in areas that need it the most. Coral Posert and her trained staff have experience using Zoom Teeth Whitening to treat many shades of discoloration.
Take Home Teeth Whitening
While we highly recommend our in-office whitening, a take-home whitening kit is a perfect supplement to your teeth whitening regimen. Use our take-home kit to maintain the highest whiteness throughout the year, in between routine teeth cleaning and dental check-ups!
See How Your Teeth Look Bleached:
Zoom! offers a free app for your iPhone, iPad, or Android. Its simple easy-to-use, touch based interface will allow you to see your teeth many shades whiter. This is very useful to determine your current teeth shade and how many treatments you’ll need to achieve your desired result.
Your smile is the way you greet the world. Why not put your best self forward with the confidence of a more beautiful smile? When it comes to whitening, your dentist is your best resource. Only dental professionals have access to the professional-strength whitening of Philips Zoom.
Philips Zoom is the #1 patient-requested professional whitening treatment. In fact, over 10 million patients have already used Zoom to achieve brighter, healthier smiles.
Our patients love this fast, effective and affordable system. Schedule a Zoom consultation for your smile today!
Reasons for teeth whitening:
- Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
- Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
- Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
- Yellow, brown stained teeth.
What does teeth whitening involve?
This type of teeth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear, plastic, trays.
At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.