Even though you’ve brushed and flossed every single day for years, your teeth look yellower than they used to be. Maybe you’ve tried buying whitening toothpaste, mouthwash, strips, or gels from the drugstore, but they never quite got your smile as bright as you’d like it to be. Here at Galleria Dental of Springfield, we have the solution to your problem. Dr. Eric Tolliver, your cosmetic dentist in Springfield, MO, offers professional teeth whitening kits with Zoom! Whitening. Give our team a call today to learn more about this east, convenient, and effective way of brightening your smile!
There are actually two types of tooth stains: extrinsic and intrinsic. Our professional whitening treatment is often enough to remove both of them.
Extrinsic tooth stains develop on the surface of the enamel. Typically, they form as a result of smoking or consuming too many highly pigmented foods and drinks (wine, coffee, tea, tomato sauce, etc.). Regular dental hygiene and teeth cleanings may be able to clear away extrinsic stains, but in some cases, professional teeth whitening may be required.
Intrinsic tooth stains are more severe, developing beneath the tooth’s surface. They may occur for many reasons, including physical trauma, certain medications or medical conditions, overexposure to fluoride during childhood, or the thinning of tooth enamel (which happens naturally with age). Over-the-counter products cannot usually correct these stains, but Zoom! Whitening could very well help.
First, Dr. Tolliver will capture impressions of your teeth, using them to create custom trays that fit your unique smile perfectly. Then, he’ll provide you with the trays, which you’ll fill with a professional-grade bleaching gel and wear on your teeth. The gel is not subject to the same restrictions as store-bought products, making it several times more potent.
With this convenient take-home teeth whitening treatment, you can brighten your smile on your own time, from the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is wear the gel and trays for a certain amount of time per day, normally about 30 minutes. After a couple of weeks of daily use, your teeth should be six to eight shades whiter!
No teeth whitening treatment is permanent, but you can do a few things to make your results last as long as possible, including: