Here at Beetham Dentistry, we are proud to offer whitening services to our patients.
The most common complaint people have about their teeth is their color. There are a lot of whitening products on the market, so it is important to discuss your options with your dentist. There are many things that can affect the color of your teeth. Most people believe discoloration is due to plaque and bacteria, but that is not always the case. In fact, your entire lifestyle can have an effect on your teeth. You might notice that your teeth become discolored due to the food and drinks you consume. Using tobacco can really stain your teeth. Sometimes medications and injuries can also change the color of your teeth.
It is really important to understand why your teeth are discolored so that you can find the best way to treat them.
How Teeth Whiteners Work
Teeth-whitening products use a bleaching agent, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which breaks up stains into smaller pieces. This makes them harder to see, making your teeth brighter. However, bleaches do not work on all teeth, so it is important to talk to your dentist before you use these products to whiten your teeth.
It’s important to know that whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns, or fillings that were originally made to match your teeth’s natural color. They also do not always work on discoloration caused by certain medications.
There are many options when it comes to whitening methods, including toothpastes, at-home bleaching, and bleaching in our office. Each one works differently and varies in effectiveness and safety. For this reason, you should talk to us before you decide to whiten your teeth.
There are times when the bleach in the product can affect your enamel. This irritates the nerves, making your teeth and gums really sensitive. This usually goes away, but if you overuse whiteners, they can cause lasting damage, so if you are having any problems, you need to see your dentist.
You deserve a bright, confident smile. Professional, in-office teeth whitening with Philips Zoom is safe, simple, and one of the fastest ways to improve the beauty of your smile. Plus, Philips Zoom is championed by dentists and patients as a pain-free, easy process.
If you take proper care of your teeth, chances are that your dental appointments usually consist mainly of regular whitening services. No matter how diligent you are with your oral hygiene, only a professional cleaning can truly keep your teeth pearly white throughout your life. One great method of in-office teeth whitening is Phillips Zoom. This method is a common practice that many dentists swear by, and there are several reasons why it is so widely recommended.
What is Phillips Zoom?
Phillips Zoom is an in-office or take-home whitening process that will make your teeth as white as possible. We focus on the in-office solution because it provides better results and can be done professionally with no worries about your doing it at home. The in-office whitening solution allows you to make your smile 8 shades whiter in just 45 minutes or less with the use of a light-activated gel. The gel and light work in conjunction to break up dirt and stains on your teeth without damaging their structural integrity. If you want a quick, safe, and healthy way to improve the appearance of your teeth, a professional Phillips Zoom treatmenthat worksy to go. There are several options available as well, so you can pick the one that works best for you.
Phillips Zoom QuickPro
The QuickPro option allows you to whiten your teeth immediately with a simple procedure that can be tagged on to the end of any routine dental visit. In just 30 minutes, your smile will be up to 4 shades brighter and whiter. This method does not use the whitening lamp; you simply take 10 minutes to apply the gel and let it sit as it dries almost instantly. Once it dries, Dr. Beetham will apply a protective sealant that will prevent your mouth from becoming sensitive. After 30 minutes, you can brush all of the residue off and you’ll be amazed at how much whiter your smile is!
Phillips Zoom WhiteSpeed
The Phillips Zoom WhiteSpeed option is a more comprehensive treatment that will help your smile become up to 8 times brighter! This procedure takes about 45 minutes and uses both the gel and the light to help remove stains, such as those that occur from eating certain foods, smoking cigarettes, and aging. After the gel is applied to your teeth, a blue LED lamp will be shined onto your teeth. The light helps to speed up the gel’s whitening process, and it is completely comfortable and minimally obtrusive.
This process will be repeated 3 times over the next 45 minutes, and then you’ll be finished! You get to choose which shade of white you would like to to stop at. Once this has been determined, Dr. Beetham will apply another gel to protect your enamel and reduce sensitivity in your teeth and gums.
If any of these procedures sound like the right option your your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Beetham today!