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How Does a Dentist Whiten Teeth?

The benefits of having clean, white teeth can seem obvious. It’s true that it makes you look your best when you smile, adding to your confidence and capacity to socialize openly. There are more benefits than meet the eye, however. Having clean, smooth teeth is important when it comes to fending off the kinds of bacteria that cause gum disease and gingivitis. These bacteria love sticky and moist environments, and the mouth and surfaces of the teeth are agreeable to them. Our dentist takes careful measures to whiten teeth and keep them strong for years to come.

Basics of Teeth Whitening

Beverages like coffee and tea can stain the teeth glaringly, as well as unhealthy habits such as smoking. You almost literally have to bleach the teeth to get these kinds of stains off, and that’s what we do. First, our dental assistants will put a shield over your gums to keep them guarded from the chemicals we will be using.

Before we whiten the teeth, we will clean them. This involves scraping away any stuck-on foods and filling any cavities. We want to whiten teeth to make them look their best, not to avoid the problems that might be hiding in the crevices of your gums and teeth enamel. Then we apply the Zoom! accelerated whitening in-office treatment.

Continued Treatment at Home

If you choose to whiten your teeth with the help of our dental team, we will have to instruct you on how to continue the whitening process at home. Teeth take time to whiten, and they won’t be as you may want them to be when you leave our dental office. In other words, we can start the whitening process, but you have to finish it. This will involve carefully following the instructions provided with the at-home Zoom! whitening treatment.

Get In Touch with Us for More Information

To learn more about how to whiten teeth, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS. At our convenient location in Little Rock, our caring team of professionals will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!

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