Christmas holidays are the few moments we travel across the country to celebrate with our families since it is a special day. On such a special occasion, all you want is to smile without feeling insecure about your appearance.
Tooth decay, poor oral hygiene, smoking, and some medications can stain or discolor your teeth, making you feel uncomfortable when talking to people, especially guests at family events. Discolored or stained teeth can affect your self-confidence and esteem as well as reduce your joy during the Christmas celebrations.
However, you can get to enjoy Christmas celebrations without feeling conscious about your smile. With tooth whitening treatments, you can achieve a white and sparkly smile that many people would wish to have.
When you seek professional teeth whitening treatment, your dentist will first check your teeth to check how severely stained or discolored your teeth are. Your dentist will then recommend a teeth bleaching technique depending on your conditions. For white teeth, your dentist can recommend in-office or home-based treatments.
If your teeth have experienced or severe tooth decay, the dentist will recommend in-office treatments for white teeth. In the dental office, you can choose between deep bleaching or zoom whitening techniques.
Deep bleaching entails using peroxide bleaches to remove superficial stains on your teeth. During the dental whitening procedure, the dentist in Venice, FL, will apply the peroxide bleach on the teeth and leave it on for up to 15 minutes. After fifteen minutes, you will achieve desirable results. However, the dentist can recommend more whitening sessions for dramatic results.
If your teeth have deep stains, especially due to injuries, the dentist can recommend the zoom tooth whitening technique. During the zoom whitening procedure, the dentist applies a peroxide-based bleaching gel or rinse on your teeth and passes a special light over the teeth.
The laser enables the bleaching agent to penetrate your enamels and eliminate deep stains. The Zoom whitening procedure takes up to 30 minutes, depending on the number of teeth that need whitening. For dramatic results, your dentist might recommend more whitening procedures. However, the results of the first tooth whitening procedure will be desirable.
If you have mild to moderately stained teeth, your dentist might recommend home-based whitening techniques. Unlike in-office treatments, the home-based ones take a long time before you achieve dramatic results. Some of the home-based tooth whitening techniques that Dr. Scott Thompson might recommend to improve your smile include:
By choosing whitening techniques for your teeth, you get to enjoy the following benefits:
The results you get after receiving treatments to whiten your teeth are not permanent. Therefore, you should some aftercare tips provided by your dentist to maintain the results. At Tarpon Shores Dental, our dentist recommends the following: