Spring is the time for celebrations. Between graduations and weddings, there’s a good chance your smile will be in more than few photos this season. Why not make sure your smile looks great with teeth whitening in Washington? The procedure is completely safe so you don’t have to worry about harming your tooth enamel. Read on to learn about in-office and at-home whitening.
Take Precautions with Teeth Whitening
According to the American Dental Association, the whitening systems that a dentist offers are perfectly safe. Although you may feel some sensitivity after treatment, this should disappear within a week to 10 days.
However, if you choose to whiten with an over-the-counter product, then damage to tooth enamel is a possibility. Some of these products—such as whitening strips—have active ingredients that could weaken the enamel surfaces of your teeth. Eventually, the enamel may begin to break down. So, while you might save money upfront, the costs of treating teeth with damaged enamel will more than make up for the savings.
Teeth Whitening with Zoom!
If you have a special occasion on the calendar this spring, then choose to whiten your teeth safely with your cosmetic dentist in Washington. With Zoom! II in-office teeth whitening system, you can have a smile that is up to 10 shades whiter and brighter in just one appointment. While you relax in the dentist’s chair, Zoom’s bleaching gel is applied to your teeth. Then, a special light activates and speeds the whitening process. You’ll leave your dentist sporting a smile that is camera ready for any occasion.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Not in a hurry to have that super white smile? Then you could opt for an at-home whitening system. With this, you’ll receive custom fitted mouth trays and professional strength whitening gel that is better and safer than any product you might purchase over the counter. Simply fill the trays with gel and insert in your mouth. Your cosmetic dentist will tell you how long to keep the trays in for each wearing.
Results will appear after the first one or two applications, but the brightest smile will require about two weeks of treatment. The results may not happen as quickly as they do with an in-office treatment, but they are just as dramatic.
Don’t be seen at a happy event with a smile that is dull and yellow. Contact your dentist today to schedule professional teeth whitening in Washington.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. James Mace is a cosmetic dentist in Washington, MO. He and his staff are committed to ensuring the health, beauty and longevity of your smile. If you’d like to learn more about teeth whitening or another cosmetic dentistry service, contact us today.