Teeth Whitening – Find Your Most Brilliant SmileDull, dingy teeth are a big turn off. Bright, white smiles help to improve your overall appearance. Stains on teeth can be caused by heredity. However, most of us experience tooth discoloration because of what we consume or our habits. Smoking yellows teeth over time. Drinking red wine, tea, coffee, and cola can all stain the enamel on the surface of your teeth. Even some medications can cause your teeth to become stained or yellowed. There are a variety of teeth whitening methods on the market today. A qualified dentist, like Dr. Peter F. Hazim in Allen, Texas, can assess your tooth stains and recommend the right method for transforming your smile into the brilliant smile you desire.
Over the counter at-home methods include whitening toothpastes, strips or paint on gels. These can take seven to thirty days before they show any difference and the whitening can be inconsistent. The toothpastes only affect the outer surface stains and will not work unless you continually use the product because results are not lasting. At best, all of these methods provide only three to four shades difference. Some show no effect at all. Cosmetic dentists can offer much more effective results in a shorter amount of time.
If you want to whiten your teeth at home, Dr. Hazim can take and impression of your teeth and provide you with custom fitted trays to use with a whitening gel. This shows results after one use, but maximum whiteness is visible in seven to ten days. It includes fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth while brightening them. It is also formulated as a sticky viscous gel so that it does not migrate to the gum material.
However, for the most effect in the shortest amount of time, your can have your teeth whitened in Dr. Hazim’s Allen, Texas office in about forty-five minutes to an hour. Zoom! Teeth Whitening is an immediate, yet lasting, process that has been proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades. It uses a whitening gel that is activated by a low-heat light. This combination targets several layers of enamel to provide a more dramatic and lasting whitening effect. There is less fadeback than with other systems. Whatever whitening system is the right one for you, Dr. Hazim can help you leave with cleaner, whiter, and brighter teeth that form a fantastic smile.