A child’s smile sparkles with the brightness of teeth that haven’t become stained or discolored due to years of certain habits or environmental factors. As we grow up, many adults notice that their once sparkling and white smile has become yellowed or dingy. This can be caused by drinking dark beverages such as coffee, tea, and soda or from habits such smoking cigarettes or using smokeless tobacco.
Ideally, dental patients would be consistent about avoiding these beverages, foods, and habits or would be sure to brush immediately following. However, we know that’s not always possible. That’s why teeth bleaching has become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available.
Teeth whitening, when executed under the direction of a trained dentist, is not only effective at removing years of stains and discoloration, it is also safe. Dr. Terry Vines of Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry offers his patients two options for teeth whitening.
The Zoom Advanced Power System is a professional, in-office teeth whitening treatment system that uses powerful whitening gel and special light technology to remove stains, yellowing, and discoloration from the enamel of the teeth. Patients who undergo in office treatment will see results immediately following the appointment, which can take one to two hours. For patients who prefer to whiten on their own time, Dr. Vines also offers at home whitening kits. Complete with customized trays that fit comfortably and securely, whitening sessions can be done at home while reading, answering email, doing laundry, or light household chores. Patients who use at home whitening will begin to see results after several 30-minute sessions and will achieve full results in approximately two weeks.
Your smile is an important asset and one that should make you feel confident and proud. If your smile is showing the evidence of years of a morning coffee habit or if it’s making you look older than you are, call the Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry office to learn more today.