Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry services at Southbridge Dentistry, and for good reason. The procedure is simple, costs less than most other procedures, and delivers fast results. In fact, you could walk out of Southbridge Dentistry with a smile up to 10 times brighter than you had before your appointment.
Why Professional Teeth Whitening is the Superior Choice
People sometimes try to save money on improving the appearance of their smile by purchasing a tooth whitening kit at the drugstore. They may even buy toothpaste that promises brighter teeth and expect to receive the same result they would with professional cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Unfortunately, neither of these options have proven to deliver the results they promise. Drugstore tooth whitening kits can be messy and inconvenient to use while offering little to no improvement for your effort. You also need to consider that toothpaste manufacturers do not have access to the same professional grade bleaching materials that dentists do.
What to Expect during Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
Southbridge Dentistry uses a professional tooth whitening kit prepared and sold by Zoom, one of the leading manufacturers of materials for this popular cosmetic procedure. Before undergoing a tooth whitening session at Southbridge, you will meet with one of our cosmetic dentists to discuss your goals for the procedure.
Although every patient is unique, most want to remove stains associated with aging, smoking, or drinking drinks such as wine, cola, or coffee. You may have quit certain lifestyle habits years ago but still cannot get rid of the stains on your teeth. We can show you a computer-enhanced model to help you visualize what your teeth may look like after treatment. Our dentists can also answer questions about payment options and financing during your initial consultation.
Your Zoom Teeth Whitening Session
Each teeth whitening session takes less than one hour to complete. Your dentist pours bleaching gel into the top and bottom mouthpieces custom-made for you prior to the appointment. The bleaching gel contains a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide. You sit with the trays in your mouth while your dentist activates a light that interacts with the bleaching component of the gel. Your dentist gives you small breaks between each of the three 15-minute sessions.
Once the session is complete and a hygienist has helped you clean up, you will receive instruction on how to care for your newly brightened teeth at home. You should plan to wear your customized bleaching trays at home for touch-ups and avoid dark-colored food and drinks known to cause staining problems. If you smoke or chew tobacco, plan to quit before undergoing this procedure.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation with Southbridge Dentistry
Having stained teeth can hold you back socially and make you feel self-conscious. The good news is it does not need to be that way. We here at Southbridge Dentistry invite you to set up an appointment here or call our office at (303) 798-4967.