At one time or another, most of us want to do something about the discoloration in our teeth that is caused by aging, genetics or activities like smoking or consuming staining beverages and foods. Many will search the tooth care aisle at the store looking for an over-the-counter teeth whitening kit to brighten their dull, dingy smile. It can be overwhelming to decide which kit to try when given the number of choices, and it can take weeks or months of consistent use to see results. Professional teeth whitening offers safe, effective results that can only be found in the high-quality care of a skilled dentist. Read on to learn about your options with professional teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening in the office
Depending on your unique situation and budget, your dentist will make recommendations for a system that would work best for you. In-office Zoom whitening instantly whitens teeth up to 8-10 shades brighter and in about an hour. It can be done on its own or in addition to a regularly scheduled dental visit to give your teeth a boost of brightness. During the treatment, a special whitening gel is applied to your teeth and activated by a no-heat lamp. You’ll leave the office with results that will last for years with proper care and at-home touchups.
Teeth whitening at home
If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, our practice offers Zoom take-home teeth whitening kits that would be right for your needs. There are various take-home treatment options that we will help you choose from. The high-potency gel is placed in custom-molded trays that you wear consistently for a certain amount of time each day, depending on the system you choose, until you achieve the results you desire.
Professional teeth whitening can be done on otherwise healthy teeth or can complement other services to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. A consultation at Jirik DDS will help you determine the best teeth whitening system is best for your needs to give you a smile that gives you confidence and pride. Call 501-843-9561 today to make an appointment.