Are you self-conscious of stained and yellowed enamel? Do you hide your smile to avoid feeling embarrassed?
Consider professional teeth whitening. Our dentists, Chan Wilkhu and Mark Moffitt, offer several options to dramatically brighten your smile.
Learn more about the benefits of whitening at our Merritt Island, FL, dental practice...
Are You a Good Candidate?
Zoom whitening is safe and comfortable for most patients, even those with tooth sensitivity. Treatment is designed to eliminating extrinsic staining which can arise from several factors including:
- Eating berries, soy sauce, and other color-rich foods
- Drinking red wine or other highly pigmented beverages
- Certain medications
- Smoking and other lifestyle factors
- Genetic predisposition
Tooth whitening, however, does not work on intrinsic staining (stains beneath the surface of your enamel). If you have intrinsic stains, you may be a better candidate for dental bonding or veneers.
You can schedule a consultation at our Merritt Island, FL, practice to find out what treatment is best for cosmetic issues and long-term goals.
Take a closer look at your treatment options...
In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you have an important upcoming event, an in-office Zoom tooth whitening session will get you the fastest results. Your dentist will apply the hydrogen peroxide formula to the teeth, making sure to avoid your gums. The whitening agent is activated with a UV light, causing a chemical reaction that breaks down surface stains. Treatment usually takes between 45 minutes and an hour and can brighten your enamel by up to eight shades.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
We offer two take-home options if you would prefer to treat yourself in the comfort of your own home. The first is Zoom DayWhite®, which is worn for about 15 minutes twice a day. The second option is the Zoom NiteWhite® system, which is worn for longer increments of time, but only once a day. Both take-home options include trays that are custom-made to fit your dental arches and professional-strength whitening gel. Just fill the trays with the gel, then watch as your teeth gradually lift to the desired color in about two weeks or less.
Professional Dentistry vs. Over-the-Counter Products
Although whitening toothpaste, strips, and rinses are widely available, they cannot compare with the speed, quality, and results of professional cosmetic treatment. Over-the-counter treatments are often unreliable, if they are effective at all. With our professional Zoom teeth whitening system, you know you will get your money's worth with dramatic results. Contact our Merritt Island practice today to get started on your treatment plan, and start enjoying life with confidence in your smile and appearance.