There’s a good reason why teeth whitening has become so popular over the past few years. With so many over-the-counter products now available, almost anyone can easily pick up a whitening kit at their local supermarket or drug store. But before you invest any money in an OTC product, you should know that they never work as well as professional teeth whitening services provided by your dentist. At Jester Village Dental, we’re pleased to offer this as one of the many services we provide our patients.
Top Reasons to Visit Jester Village Dental for Teeth Whitening
A beautiful smile boosts your self-esteem, and whitening your teeth is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile!
- We offer patients at-home whitening kits, so you can whiten your teeth anytime you’d like in the privacy of your own home
- Professional teeth whitening kits are easy to use and relatively inexpensive compared to many other dental procedures
What You Should Know about Teeth Whitening
There are two reasons why OTC whiteners don’t work nearly as well as professional teeth whitening systems:
- your dentist will create a custom-made tray to use with your whitening product, providing much better coverage than whitening strips or trays provided in OTC products;
- the whitening agent included in professional kits is often much stronger than those in OTC products.
Studies conducted over the past several years have shown that people feel better about themselves when they have beautiful smiles. A nice smile can, quite literally, boost your self-esteem and even make you seem more likable and trustworthy to other people! So it only makes sense to do as much as you can to improve the appearance of your smile, and teeth whitening kits are a great way to do just that.
Zoom is a bleaching process widely used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine, or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp – to accelerate the bleaching process – to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.
Important Reminders about Teeth Whitening Products
Remember that teeth whitening products don’t work on dental materials or appliances, such as fillings, crowns, bridges, etc. If your teeth are sensitive, whitening might make them even more sensitive for at least a short time after treatment. And whitening doesn’t last forever, so you’ll have to repeat the process periodically for best results.