Teeth Whitening

At Blossom Smile Dental, we also recommend that patients have their teeth whitened before having other dental procedures completed. Most of the materials that are used in dental restorations or for cosmetic purposes are stain resistant and bleach resistant. For example, a dental crown won’t stain or bleach but should maintain its initial coloring with time. When a crown, veneer, bridge, or implant is created in a dental lab, they are created to match the shade of the surrounding teeth. If the surrounding teeth are yellow, these restorations will be created in a yellow shade. If the surrounding teeth are a brilliant white, the restoration will be as well. This makes the timing of teeth whitening procedures important.

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Deep Teeth Whitening – Linda Mayers

This is the term used when combining one or more dental treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile.

Treatment stages:

  • In-chair teeth whitening generally involves the application of a whitening.
  • Take-home teeth whitening requires a set of custom made trays to fit your teeth.
  • Factors such as smoking, poor oral hygiene and diet can affect the longevity of the results.
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Five crowns within 48 hours with Salma Kingston

Crowns are needed when a tooth has a significant amount of structural damage and a normal filling would not be adequate.

Treatment stages:

  • Heavily filled teeth that have broken or that are likely to break in the near future.
  • Teeth with old amalgam fillings often crack around the filling causing pain when chewing.

In-office whitening can brighten your smile up to 8 shades lighter. That’s 6 shades lighter than store bought whitening products.

At Blossom Smile Dental, we provide patients with information on two main types of dental whitening. Some dental offices provide whitening services in the office while others focus on treatments that can be completed at home. An in-office treatment can be done at the same time as a teeth cleaning or during a separate appointment. It is typically completed within an hour and produces immediately white teeth. For many people, this is an ideal solution because of how quickly it is finished.

Teeth whitening continues to be the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. The procedure is fast, pain-free and a great confidence booster. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure, not required for dental health. That said, stained teeth can certainly detract from a person’s appearance and make him or her look older. Stains are caused by diet, medications, and radiation or chemotherapy. Noticeable stains from drinking tea, coffee, and red wine are caused by compounds called chromogens in these beverages. Teeth can also become yellowed if the enamel wears and the under layer (dentin) shows through. Veneers and implants aren’t affected by whitening.

We use the advanced Zoom Teeth Whitening system, which can brighten tooth color up to 10 shades in about an hour. Professional teeth whitening offers substantial more noticeable improvement that at-home, over-the- counter products. Dentists usually use carbamide peroxide, which is stronger than the hydrogen peroxide used in at-home systems. In addition, they often use a laser to boost the lightening effect. Multiple treatments can be administered, if necessary. Also, at-home whiteners can damage the gums and tooth enamel. The gums are protected with a special dental “dam” and the solution is painted on the teeth and allowed to stand for a short period.

Occasionally, tooth whitening can make teeth temporarily sensitive to heat or cold but our experienced hygienists offer preventative solutions so you don’t need to worry.

We also offer discount for seniors. Please contact our office for more details.