Stains can develop on tooth enamel in a number of different ways. While there are many products available in stores that claim to remove any and all stains on teeth, they can’t hold a candle to the professional-grade bleaching options available at Westlake Hills Dental Arts! Our office is happy to offer in-house and take-home teeth whitening options for added convenience, so don’t wait to give Dr. Long a call today to start your next cosmetic treatment!
Dental bleaching can be used to correct many tooth discolorations. These discolorations may have been caused by natural staining, aging, or damage to the teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, white smile. The degree of whitening that can be achieved varies from person to person. Here are a few of the several ways to achieve a whiter smile:
Although these are the most economical methods, the results are usually limited due to their low strength of the bleaching agent and the numerous applications needed to get noticeable results.
These office-fabricated bleaching trays are more effective than the “whitening strips” due to the increased strength of the bleaching agent and the better coverage of the teeth. Again, repeated applications with the trays with the bleaching agent are needed to provide results.
Philips Zoom is the most efficient bleaching method. This in-office bleaching procedure requires only one appointment that takes about 2 hours. Although this is a more expensive method, most people greatly prefer the immediate result and like that they don’t have to deal with the repeated applications required by the other two methods. At our office, we provide Zoom patients with complimentary custom bleaching trays and a tube of the bleaching solution for optional at-home future touch ups.
In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be recommended to give you the brilliant white smile you’re looking for. If you’re not sure which method is best for you, call Dr. Long now to set up a complimentary whitening consultation!