Even with a regular home hygiene routine, it can be difficult to maintain bright white teeth. Discoloration can be caused by food, environmental factors, and even the natural aging process. If you want to achieve a brighter and whiter smile, Drs. Jeffrey Grabiel, John Mills, and Raymond Kim offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments at their Birmingham, MI, dental practice. With their help, you can achieve a dazzling smile that helps you feel confident and outgoing.
Teeth whitening is a cost-effective, convenient, and noninvasive way to address discoloration. It is a versatile procedure that can be combined with other treatments such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and dental crowns, as well as orthodontic treatments. Although many patients consider over-the- counter methods, whitening performed under a dentist's supervision offers safer, more predictable results. Since teeth whitening is a low-risk procedure, it is suitable for a wide range of patient, ideally suited for patients with mild to moderate discoloration, and are in good oral health.
Patients with bruxism or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) sometimes find that take-home whitening trays exacerbate these conditions. In these cases, our team often recommends in-office bleaching treatments that can offer similar results without affecting the health of your smile.
At Legacy Dental Group, we use Philips Zoom!®, one of the most trusted teeth whitening treatments. Zoom! uses a 25 percent concentration of peroxide intensified with a proprietary blue light to eliminate deep stains. This treatment can make your teeth three to eight shades lighter in as little as 45 minutes, depending on your goals and the extent of your discoloration.
If you choose an in-office treatment, one of our dental hygienists will first clean your teeth to remove any plaque or other debris that could interfere with the bleaching agent. Next, whitening gel is applied to your teeth, taking care to apply the solution evenly over your dental enamel. The light is then trained on your teeth for 15 minutes. This process is performed three times in the course of one treatment.
A special light intensifies the bleaching effect during Zoom! whitening.
For at-home whitening, we use ZOOM! products. Trays that hold the whitening gel will be crafted from models of your teeth to ensure that they fit comfortably and securely.
At Legacy Dental Group, we are passionate about helping our patients achieve and maintain smiles that are beautiful and healthy.
You will fill the tray with whitening gel before placing it over your teeth. Depending on your needs, you may wear the tray from as little as 30 minutes per day to several hours or overnight. Typically, a full treatment will span about two weeks.
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing, and using antibacterial mouthwash can help you maintain your results. You should abstain from tobacco products and minimize routine consumption of black tea, soda, coffee, red wine, and pigmented or acidic food and drink.
At Legacy Dental Group, we are passionate about helping our patients achieve and maintain smiles that are beautiful and healthy. To find out how teeth whitening can enhance your smile, contact us online or call (248) 644-3131 today.
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