Maybe you haven’t considered the many benefits of professional teeth whitening. From boosting your self-confidence to giving you more success at work, teeth whitening can change your entire life.
You may already know from experience that over-the-counter teeth whitening strips often leave you with disappointing results. If you want better results, you should try getting professional teeth whitening. The providers at Whole Body Dental in Bellevue, Washington, explain why teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures.
There’s a world of difference between over-the-counter (OTC) and professional treatments for whitening your teeth.
OTC products contain a weaker bleaching agent, which often isn’t strong enough to bleach the stains that build up on your teeth over time. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t regulate most OTC whitening products or evaluate their safety or effectiveness.
If a dentist whitens your teeth, it’s a completely different experience. We use a stronger concentration of the bleaching agent. It’s also very controlled and safe, so we can avoid getting any bleach on your gums.
When you get professional teeth whitening, some dentists, including Whole Body Dental, use the Zoom! laser in addition to using the bleaching agent on your teeth.
The Zoom! laser is made by Philips and uses a blue LED to accelerate the use of the whitening gel we place on your teeth. This helps to “cure” the bleach on your teeth to receive better and more powerful results.
We also use a product called Amorphous Calcium Phosphate, which helps to protect your enamel and to prevent sensitivity.
We already know that teeth whitening in the dentist’s office is more effective than over-the-counter treatments. The results are even better when you add the Zoom! laser. You can go up to 8 shades brighter.
Professional teeth whitening with the Zoom! laser can:
In addition, when you get professional teeth whitening, the trays containing the bleaching agents are custom-made to fit your specific teeth.
If your dentin (the material inside your teeth) is darker than average, your results may not be as successful. Most people are good candidates for professional whitening, but we can let you know if the treatment isn’t suitable for you for any reason.
Arrange a consultation if you’re interested in learning about professional teeth whitening. Contact the providers at Whole Body Dental or request an appointment online.