Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Stow and Cuhayoga Falls, OH

Teeth Whitening Cuyahoga Falls, OHDo you have stained, mottled or spotted teeth? Tired of OTC whitening strips that never work? Maybe you have severely discolored teeth from tobacco use or you want to revive a smile that looks tired and dull. Whether it’s a quick smile touch-up or severe stains, we have the answer;  Zoom! Prefessional Whitening System.

Teeth whitening done in a professional dental setting is a safe, effective way to brighten your smile. It's also perhaps the most economical cosmetic dental procedure. Depending on the whitening method you choose, results can be dramatic: in-office whitening, for example, can lighten teeth three to eight shades in a single hour.

Professionally supervised whitening will work faster, and protect sensitive gums and tooth-root surfaces better, than over-the-counter whitening products. Having an oral exam before you begin any whitening process is an important first step to make sure your tooth discoloration is not the result of a dental condition in need of treatment. Also, please be aware that it can be risky to have whitening solutions applied to your teeth by untrained personnel in shopping malls. If you have any questions about which whitening method would be best for you, talk to us first.

Professional Whitening Methods

Professional whitening makes use of high-concentration bleaching gels that are not available over the counter.

  • In-Office Whitening — This technique offers the fastest results with the most powerful whitening solutions available. First, your gums and tooth-root surfaces will be covered with a protective barrier to ensure your safety. A thin plastic device known as a retractor will hold your lips and cheeks away from your teeth as a professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel is applied. The gel will be left on for about an hour. When it is removed, the results will be obvious immediately.
  • Take-Home Whitening — This is another effective way to whiten your teeth, though you will play a greater role in ensuring the best possible results and several weeks may be needed to achieve your desired level of whiteness. First, a mold of your teeth will be taken and then two thin, flexible plastic mouth trays will be custom-made for you — one for the top teeth and one for the bottom. You will fill the trays with whitening gel and then position the trays over your teeth. The trays are left in usually for about an hour at a time.

 

ZOOM!

The ZOOM! Chairside Whitening System is a scientifically advance tooth whitening procedure.  It is safe, effective and fast, in only one office visit, your teeth will become dramatically whiter.  ZOOM! Chairside Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of ZOOM! makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.

The Procedure

The procedure is simple.  It begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed.  The ZOOM! dental professional then applies the proprietary ZOOM! Whitening Gel, which was scientifically designed to be used with the ZOOM! lamp.  The ZOOM! lamp and whitening gel work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up the stains and discoloration.  With proper care and maintenance, your smile will have a lasting sparkle.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What causes tooth discoloration?
A. There are many causes of tooth discoloration.  The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine etc.  During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
 
Q. Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
A.  Almost anyone may benefit from tooth whitening.  However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others.  Yellow staining from aging, tobacco, dark cola, tea, coffee, and red wine will achieve the greatest success with this procedure.  Those patients with grey shading from tetracycline or other chemicals may experience less dramatic results, but should expect improvement from this brief procedure.
 
Q. Is whitening safe?
A. Yes.  Years of extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dental professional is safe.  In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available.
 
Q. How long do the results last? 
A. By following some simple post whitening care instruction, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before.  To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and occasional touch-ups.  
 
Call our Cuyahoga Falls dental office at 330-928-1417 or Stow dental office at 330-688-0888 to schedule an appointment.