Or: why you want to visit a dentist for your teeth whitening
Do you want to whiten your teeth?
Are you wondering what the best way to do it is?
There are many different ways to whiten and brighten your smile. From onlays, and teeth whitening, to dental veneers and dental crowns Dr. Larry Saylor near Tampa can help you.
What teeth whitening treatment is right for you?
At the end of the day whitening treatment is still a medical procedure. Peroxide is being placed onto the enamel of your teeth to bleach your teeth whiter. So why risk an over-the-counter product?
If the peroxide levels are too high or the mouthguard/trays don’t fit well you could end up with some nasty burns. And then there are all the reasons why your teeth may be stained.
While more often than not, things like coffee, tea, wine, chocolate and soda are responsible for stained teeth there are other factors.
Everything from tooth decay to certain types of medication can cause tooth discoloration.
Tooth whitening from a dentist
If the cause of your tooth discoloration is due to tooth decay or medication then over-the-counter tooth whitening isn’t going to work. And you’ll end up feeling ripped off.
By visiting a dentist we are able to assess your oral health and determine the best course of action for you and your oral health.
Because there are many different ways you can whiten your teeth. If you’ve got tooth decay, the decay would cleaned out and a filling placed. If your teeth are discoloured by medication then you may dental veneers.
If your teeth are superficially stained, then tooth whitening is probably the best course of action.
The fastest way to whiten your teeth
At Larry Saylor near Tampa we offer ZOOM! Tooth Whitening. This treatment can brighten your smile up to 8 to 10 shades in just one appointment.
This treatment involves 3 fifteen minute sessions. Each session involves placing a bleaching agent on your teeth and then a blue light is applied.
Keeping your teeth white
After your appointment we will provide you with a touch-up kit. This will consist of trays and whitening gel. This will enable to you continue whitening your teeth at home, for longer results.
It is important to remember teeth whitening is not permanent. Every 9 to 20 months you may require another treatment. However, this will depend on how well you look after your oral health.
If you would like to know more about ZOOM! Tooth Whitening, or if you would like to book an appointment, please contact us today.