Tooth Whitening from Serenity Dental in Littleton, CO
Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for tooth whitening:
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.
What does tooth whitening involve?
This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.
At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
Zoom!® Teeth Whitening in Littleton
Brighter teeth can lead to significantly improved self-confidence, much the same way that stained teeth can detract from your smile’s appeal. At Serenity Dental, Drs. Tricia Doukas
and Lezli Durbon
use Zoom!® to provide topical whitening treatments. Through both in-office and take-home options, our practice creates brighter smiles for patients throughout Littleton, CO.
Whiter Teeth in an Hour
One of the major benefits of Zoom!® chairside whitening is the speed with which our patients are able to see positive results. With this in-office treatment, our dentists utilize a hydrogen peroxide gel to bleach the enamel and dentin of your teeth. This topical treatment is activated with the light of the Zoom!® Advanced Power Lamp, speeding up the rate at which the hydrogen peroxide is broken down and making your teeth multiple shades lighter within a single hour-long visit. Each treatment also comes with a sensitivity-reducing fluoride varnish to be used as necessary for our patients’ comfort.
Zoom!® has been seen to achieve great results for patients with deep set stains, and has improved smiles by up to eight shades. This treatment is ideal for patients who wish to have their teeth whitened during their lunch break, allowing them to return to their day with a stellar smile.
We also have the Zoom!® take-home whitening system available at Serenity Dental, which includes custom-fit trays. Made from detailed impressions of your smile, these trays allow you to achieve whiter teeth on a schedule that works for you. While not as immediately noticeable as the in-office whitening our Littleton dentists provide, patients have seen positive long-term results through the use of this take-home option. This treatment can be used at a patient’s discretion, with the guidance of our Littleton dental professionals to ensure optimal results.
Take home kits are also available to patients who have undergone in-office whitening treatments. Trays are fabricated and provided to patients as touch-up kits, allowing you to keep your smile’s newly achieved aesthetic appeal.
Contact Serenity Dental Today
Through in-office and take-home whitening treatments, we provide patients across Littleton and the surrounding communities with greater confidence in their smiles. If you are interested in enhancing the appearance of your smile, contact
Serenity Dental today.