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Teeth Whitening at Venice Dental

Having dull and discolored teeth can significantly affect one’s confidence and self-esteem. Various factors can cause discoloration and stains, leaving individuals self-conscious about their appearance and searching for ways to restore the natural whiteness of their teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry teeth whitening options are available to help brighten and rejuvenate their smile.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that aims to lighten the color of teeth and remove discoloration and stains. You can achieve it through various methods, including at-home kits, in-office treatments, or a combination of both. While many people desire whiter teeth for cosmetic reasons, the process can improve self-esteem and confidence. Read more about it by following this link.

What Causes Tooth Stains?

The color of teeth can be influenced by several factors, including aging, genetics, certain foods and drinks (coffee, tea, and red wine), smoking, and certain medications. Teeth whitening can help to remove these discolorations and restore the natural whiteness of the teeth. Click here to learn more.

What Are The Different Types of Whitening Procedures?

At Venice Dental we offer two main types of teeth whitening treatments: 

  • In office Teeth Whitening with Zoom 
  • Teeth Whitening Trays

Zoom Teeth Whitening is a professional in-office teeth whitening treatment that combines a special light and a hydrogen peroxide gel to brighten teeth quickly and effectively. This treatment is performed by a dental professional and takes approximately one hour to complete. The Zoom light and gel penetrate the teeth’ surface and break up stubborn stains and discoloration.

Zoom is a popular choice for those looking for a fast and effective way to brighten their smile. The procedure is safe and has been shown to produce noticeable results in a single visit to the dentist. Patients can expect to see a significant improvement in the whiteness of their teeth, and the effects of the treatment can last for several months.

Not all individuals are good candidates for Zoom whitening, and a dental consultation is recommended to determine if this treatment is appropriate for a particular individual. Those with sensitive teeth, gum disease, or other oral health issues may not be able to undergo the procedure. It is always best to discuss the options with a dentist and consider the potential risks and benefits before undergoing any teeth whitening procedure.

At-home teeth whitening trays take a bit longer but are very low cost and conveniently done in the privacy of your own home. Whitening trays are designed to fit perfectly to your unique teeth. The gel is placed in the tray and worn for 30 minutes to an hour daily. At-home kits may take several weeks to produce noticeable results and are typically less expensive than in-office treatments.

The whitening gel breaks down hydroxy radicals to help remove stains. Unlike store-bought whitening strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and contains ingredients that provide maximum comfort. This at-home whitening process generally takes ten to fourteen days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.

Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

It is important to note that not all people are good candidates for teeth whitening. Those with sensitive teeth or gums, or those with dental restorations such as veneers or crowns, may not be able to undergo the procedure. It is also essential to be aware that teeth whitening is not a permanent solution, requiring touch-up treatments.

It is essential to follow a good oral hygiene routine, avoid consuming foods and drinks that can stain the teeth, and limit the use of tobacco products. Regular dental cleanings can also help to maintain the whiteness of the teeth.

Get Brighter, Whiter Teeth at Venice Dental

Dr. Boris Dvorkin, your cosmetic dentist in Woodbridge, can help you understand which type of whitening procedure is best for your specific stains. 

Be aware that some products can cause tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, or other side effects. It is always best to discuss the options with your dentist in Venice Dental and consider the potential risks and benefits before undergoing any teeth whitening procedure.

Call for an appointment with your dentist today. We are excited to help you get a set of pearly white teeth!