Your smile is one of the first things a person will notice when you meet. If you have stained, dull or discolored teeth, teeth whitening may be a great option for you. Even healthy teeth discolor over time. The main causes of stained teeth are genetics, antibiotics, tobacco and certain foods. As we age, our teeth darken as well. Teeth whitening is a simple and effective way to brighten your smile. You can look younger and feel more confident with a whiter smile.
Your teeth and gums must be healthy enough for whitening. Before recommending whitening, we will carefully evaluate your smile. Contact Mint 32 Dentistry for more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Morton today.
Professional Vs. Store-Bought Whitening
Teeth whitening is typically a gel application of some sort. The ones that are provided in a dental office are typically going to be provided with a custom tray delivery system and that tray is designed to fit specifically to your teeth, so that every little crevice, cranny, nook, and so forth gets the gel applied to it. It's also going to help protect your gums, so that hopefully the gel isn't being placed on the gum tissue. Because with the over the counter or store bought products, there's nothing really custom about it. Often times, patients come in and they've had either and uneven whitening or they have had the gel stay too long on their gums and they get a chemical burn, and so that can be very painful. The custom design trays just provide for a much better outcome and a much more comfortable outcome.
Some people think that getting your teeth whitened at the dentist is nothing but a waste of money. That’s because they think they are getting the same products from the grocery store or drugstore. In reality, the store-bought solutions are not nearly as strong as the professional options available from Dr. Morton. The reason for this is that special training is required to safely administer the professional-strength whitening agent used for in-office dental whitening treatments. Additionally, the OTC solutions will not whiten as much or last as long as the treatment from Dr. Morton. They also take longer to whiten your teeth. What takes weeks to achieve with your store-bought solution can take as little as 45 minutes in our office.
What Is Zoom Teeth Whitening?
Zoom teeth whitening is a dental whitening treatment developed by Philips. Zoom is able to give you teeth that are up to eight shades whiter in as little as 45 minutes. With custom trays to help keep the gel where it should be and a special dental laser to activate the deep whitening properties of the treatment, your teeth will never look better than they will after a trip to Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA.
How Does Zoom Work?
Your initial appointment with Dr. Morton will consist of going over the specifics of your treatment and laying out the plan to get your smile the shade you are looking for. You will also have dental impressions taken at this visit. These will be used to make your custom dental whitening trays. The special gel used in the Zoom application will give you teeth that are up to eight shades whiter. With the help of the WhiteSpeed light, your teeth will be whiter than ever.
What Zoom Options Does Mint 32 Dentistry Offer?
Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA has two Zoom whitening options for you to choose from.
In-office: Our in-office treatment starts with the necessary prep for your whitening. This includes applying protective gel on your gums to prevent sensitivity and putting the gel into your custom whitening trays. Your treatment will consist of several whitening sessions, each lasting roughly 15 minutes. Dr. Morton will apply new gel in between sessions and use the WhiteSpeed light for ultimate results.
At-home: For those who would rather whiten in the comfort of their own home, we offer an at-home application. You will not have the ability to use the WhiteSpeed light at home, but your at-home solution will still be worlds more effective than anything you can get off of the grocery store shelf.
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