When you look in the mirror are your teeth as white as you’d like them to be? If you are like most people, the answer is probably, “no.” There is a wide range of factors that can cause the teeth to become discolored or stained. These include foods and beverages that are consumed, lifestyle choices, wear and tear, and aging. With all of these factors working against you, it is hard to maintain the bright, white color of the teeth, even with good oral hygiene habits. That is why teeth whitening to bleach the teeth and erase stains is such a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. At Four Seasons Dental, we offer our Pittsburgh patients Zoom!® teeth whitening, one of the safest and most effective methods of improving tooth color.
Candidates for Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the safest cosmetic dentistry procedures available and is a viable option for just about all of our patients. If you are concerned because your teeth seem to have taken on a gray or yellow hue, or if your smile is marred by stains on the surface of the teeth, you can likely benefit from Zoom!® teeth whitening. Patients who may not be good candidates for professional teeth whitening are those whose teeth or gums are unhealthy, or those whose tooth discoloration is intrinsic in nature (meaning that the discoloration comes from the under layer of the tooth).
Aside from being a safe procedure that is right for just about all of our patients, Zoom!® teeth whitening is also very convenient, as it takes place in our office and is completed in under an hour. Most appointments take just 45 minutes. To begin treatment, we isolate the teeth so that the soft tissue of the mouth is protected from the bleaching gel. We than apply this powerful hydrogen-peroxide-based whitening gel directly to the teeth. The teeth are then exposed to a special light that activates the bleaching ingredients that are present in the gel. The teeth are exposed in three 15-minute increments, with a new layer of whitening gel being applied at each increment. At the end of treatment, the teeth are cleaned of the whitening gel and patients are ready to enjoy their new smile. On average, patients walk away with teeth that are free of stains and eight shades whiter.
There are a great number of benefits for patients who undergo Zoom!® teeth whitening treatment. The results of Zoom!® teeth whitening are fast, effective, and long-lasting. In addition, patients rarely experience any side effects of treatment. While a small number of patients will experience a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity, this is usually not severe and resolves itself within a few days of treatment. With a smile that is free of stains and greatly improved in color, patients also benefit from a surge in confidence.
At Four Seasons Dental, we can help maintain teeth and gums that are strong and healthy, while also offering the cosmetic dental services that allow for a visually stunning smile. If you are looking to improve the health or aesthetics of your smile, we can help. Contact us to learn more about our comprehensive dental services. We look forward to hearing from you!