Restore the Brightness of Your Smile with In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatments


Most people dream about having a gorgeous smile. As one element of obtaining this goal, they are choosing expert teeth whitening. In-office teeth bleaching is a common cosmetic dentistry method because of its multiple benefits beyond whiter smiles. Over-the-counter tooth whitening kits just cannot match the more brilliant and longer-lasting aftereffects of professional teeth whitening. At MINT Dentistry, we are proud to help our patients achieve their dream smiles using the Zoom! teeth whitening system.

Most often, in aesthetic dental treatments, the same program does not work for each unique case. Patients' needs are often quite diverse. Dental professionals utilize their education and knowledge while examining teeth to establish the cause of any discoloration.

Also, the dental practitioner will review any previous and future corrective dentistry treatments or restorations you may get that might impact your gorgeous outcome. For instance, it may be wise to wait before going in for new dental crowns and ceramic veneers. This can enable your dentist to create crowns and veneers that blend with the coloration of your recently brightened, beautiful teeth. Dental stain removal is a bit more difficult for people who have dental restorations. Because whitening treatments cannot lift stains on dental restorations, it will probably be necessary for your dental practitioner to apply numerous techniques to ensure that your teeth are a uniform color.

Based on your initial evaluation, the dental practitioner will design a personalized whitening process that is appropriate for you. The dentist can also let you know the estimated number of whitening rounds necessary to see your most beautiful outcomes.

At-home teeth whitening solutions usually have a smaller degree of whitening agents compared to the systems preferred in most professional teeth whitening settings. In addition, burdensome tooth trays and uncomfortable gel applicators might provide inconsistent outcomes and routinely only lighten teeth one shade with each use. Prior to a professional teeth whitening session, individuals can choose the precise shade of whiteness they want to achieve.

At MINT Dentistry, our group performs hour-long laser teeth whitening procedures using a process called Zoom! for local residents. Zoom! consists of a unique gel containing hydrogen peroxide that is put on every tooth one by one. The specialized gel is activated by a laser, which penetrates the tooth and enhances the stained enamel. This system could lighten your teeth approximately 6 – 10 shades. Most dentists recommend that people who receive laser teeth whitening procedures receive professional cleanings two times every year. A professional cleaning should help get rid of additional exterior stains and ensure your teeth stay healthy.

Occasionally, those who utilize over-the-counter teeth whitening kits might suffer from tooth pain after a while. This could happen if the hydrogen peroxide permeates the exterior of their teeth or when they use whitening kits with poorly sized strips and trays that aggravate the gum tissue. The experienced dental professionals at MINT Dentistry take careful steps to thwart these issues.

During each Zoom! laser whitening session at our office, the gums and lips are covered to make sure that any whitening ingredients contact only the teeth. Then the dental professional will administer the lightening solution to every single individual tooth. To guard the eyes from the laser, patients receive protective safety glasses. Although the procedure is very comfortable for virtually all people, an anesthetic could be administered to lessen any distress or to reduce the gag reflex.

Although drugstore whitening gels normally do not result in safety issues for the majority of people, multiple attempts to lighten and enhance teeth without instruction from a dentist may cause chronic tooth pain from sensitivity to extreme temperatures. Since it could take multiple weeks or conceivably months to attain distinct results with over-the-counter tooth bleaching kits, such as gels, strips, and toothpaste, pain could become a problem. Particular varieties could fail entirely to generate a whiter smile. In-office teeth whitening processes are overseen by dentists to help individuals feel safe and ensure that the gum tissue and tooth enamel stay protected throughout the session.

Over and above the many other advantages of in-office teeth whitening techniques, their results are visible much longer when compared to at-home tooth whitening strips. Right after a bleaching session and for approximately 24 hours, we ask patients to avoid eating and drinking any dark-colored foods, such as berries, and dark beverages like wine. Further, whenever possible, utilize a paper straw for beverages that may discolor the teeth.

After a Zoom! laser teeth whitening procedure, our patients can have a touch-up kit that contains the whitening agent and individualized trays. These at-home systems should be applied around twice a year to help maintain the cleaner look of your smile. At MINT Dentistry, our group recommends implementing good oral hygiene routines by regularly brushing and flossing after you eat a meal or snack and before bedtime.

Newly bleached teeth can create more than an appealing smile. Most people experience increased self-confidence after their teeth whitening, which enables them to grow more and more open and function more confidently in job environments, as well as in various social gatherings. Bleached teeth will usually also take years from your appearance, making you look younger.

The awesome results generated by dentist-performed teeth whitening treatments like Zoom! are unsurpassed in their capacity to obviously alter a person's look and, at the same time, increase self-esteem. We would love for you to contact us to schedule a consultation with our talented cosmetic dentists, who are excited to assist you in developing a truly stunning smile.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.