As we age, our smiles lose their luster and become yellow in color. When teeth are exposed to dark-colored beverages and foods, permanent stains will develop under the enamel surface of teeth. When permanent stains occur under tooth enamel, the teeth will noticeably darken. Many patients with permanent staining and yellowing of the teeth feel self-conscious about their smiles.
Fortunately, a dull, stained smile can be restored to a bright, illustrious one with in-office teeth whitening administered by Dr. Huriega, we also offer take-home whitening as well.
In-office Teeth Whitening with Zoom! Teeth
Zoom! teeth whitening brightens smiles quickly – up to eight shades in about an hour. Unlike products found in retail and drug stores that only address surface stains on the teeth, in-office tooth whitening effectively whitens and brightens smiles affected by years of exposure to stain-causing foods and beverages. In just one short visit, a patient can achieve the bright, stunning smile they have always desired.
Offering the Zoom! teeth whitening system, our team can lift permanent stains below the enamel surface and whiten your smile roughly eight to ten shades. Developed to work quickly and save patients’ time, the Zoom! whitening process is accelerated by a special laser that concentrates a beam of light onto the bleaching solution applied to teeth. This allows for significant whitening in about 45 minutes.
Dr. Huriega will first place a soft mouthpiece into your mouth to comfortably hold it in an open position so that the laser can adequately shine on teeth during the procedure. The gums will then be coated with a protective gel that will keep the teeth whitening solution from migrating to oral tissues. After the bleaching solution is painted directly on the teeth, the patented Zoom! laser will be positioned in front of the mouth to quickly activate the bleaching solution and accelerate the whitening process. When the procedure is complete, patients will leave our office with a substantially brighter smile.
An in-office tooth whitening is a safe way to whiten teeth without damaging tooth enamel and soft oral tissues.
Take home whitening
Take-home bleaching works at a more gradual pace to deliver stunning results. Both systems provide safe, effective whitening to remove stains caused by berries, red wine, tea, soda, coffee, tobacco, and the aging process.
Using take home whitening from a dental provider offers ideal benefits that can’t be found in over the counter products. Also, Dr. Huriega will customize your take home treatment so that it works for you.
In-office or Take home?
Dr. Huriega will recommend the teeth whitening system that meets your budget, lifestyle, and expectations. If you have deeply imbedded stains, such as those caused by tetracycline use Dr. Huriega may suggest veneers or cosmetic bonding to eliminate these hard-to-remove stains.
Call today if you have any questions or schedule an appointment with Dr. Huriega at Aesthetic Dental Partners. We provide comprehensive, personalized dental care for residents of San Antonio and surrounding areas.
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