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If you’re prepping for an interview, a business meeting, a dinner date, or other special occasion, why not bring out the best in your smile? Teeth whitening can give you a radiant smile in less than an hour. It’s one of the fastest, most convenient, and most affordable methods of cosmetic dentistry, removing removes years of tooth stains and discoloration essentially in minutes.
Our office in Hialeah provides two different methods to help you achieve gorgeous results that suit your budget and your lifestyle. You can make an appointment to whiten your teeth during one visit, or if you prefer a more discreet option, take home an easy-to-use kit to bleach your teeth in private.
Whichever treatment you choose, you’ll notice results, especially if you whiten your teeth after a professional cleaning. A professional cleaning removes any bacteria or food particles that can contribute to tooth discoloration or interfere with the treatment. It’s the best way to ensure you get the most out of your whitening.
Zoom® Teeth Whitening: Whiten Your Teeth in One Day
Our office in Hialeah proudly offers Zoom® WhiteSpeed teeth whitening treatment, the most requested professional teeth whitening brand in America. Zoom can deliver a smile that’s up to eight shades whiter after just one visit. It’s also proven to be comfortable for people with sensitive teeth because of its adjustable intensity settings. The majority of patients experience little to no tooth sensitivity after using Zoom.
What’s more, you can relax in our office while Zoom works its whitening magic.
Before we begin, our hygienist or dentist will ensure that you don’t have any cavities or gum disease. Then we’ll assess your current tooth color to determine your treatment time and take impressions of your teeth for custom-made trays.
Zoom uses a hydrogen peroxide whitening gel that also works with a chairside light to speed up the whitening process. To keep you comfortable, treatment consists of three 15-minute sessions for a total time of 45 minutes. You’ll leave our office with a much-whiter smile once you’re finished.
Zoom NiteWhite: Professional Results at Home
If you prefer to bleach your teeth at home, even while you sleep, our office in Hialeah also carries Zoom NiteWhite. This easy-to-use kit includes trays that exclusively fit the size and shape of your mouth and feel like lightweight, comfortable retainers.
Zoom NiteWhite uses a whitening gel with a 16% concentration of carbamide peroxide, the safest ingredient for at-home tooth whitening. Simply fill the trays with the gel, bite gently, and wear them for up to four hours daily or overnight for roughly two weeks.
Our office can also order refills of the gel for occasional touch-ups to your smile.
Why Whiten Your Teeth?
Even if you’re diligent about your dental hygiene, you still might experience discolored, dull, or dingy teeth. Our tooth color actually comes from a combination of two factors: the light reflected off the enamel—the hard outer layer of a tooth—and the color of the dentin, or middle layer, underneath the enamel. Because of genetics, some people are born with thinner enamel—and more visible dentin.
But tooth color changes over time for several reasons. As we age, for instance, tooth enamel becomes thinner while the dentin tends to grow darker. Tooth enamel also is porous, so certain foods and beverages can impact your tooth color.
The most common causes of tooth discoloration include:
- Tobacco products such as cigarettes and chewing tobacco
- Beverages such as coffee, tea, red wines, and dark-colored colas
- Certain types of medication
- Tooth decay or trauma
- Inconsistent tooth brushing and oral hygiene
If you need dental work such as a crown, a bridge, a veneer, or dentures, whitening your teeth beforehand will help these artificial fixtures blend in seamlessly over time. The dental porcelain used in such cosmetic and restorative treatments is color-matched to your natural teeth; it’s also stain resistant, so it doesn’t respond to whitening treatments. Whitening your teeth after such procedures tends to make your dental work more obvious.
Call Today to Schedule a Teeth Whitening Appointment
If you have additional questions about teeth whitening, or if you’re ready to dial up the brightness in your smile, please call our Towncare Dental of Hialeah Square office today at (786) 838-4145 to speak to our helpful staff or schedule an appointment.