How do you feel about the color of your smile? If you have teeth affected by discoloration, stains, or yellowing, we have the perfect solution. With Zoom! teeth whitening in DeSoto, we can brighten your teeth in a single office visit, or at home on your own time. No matter which option you choose, you’ll be getting our personal attention and quality results. Keep reading to learn more about your teeth whitening options at Amaze Dental.
We believe that patients should not only get the results they desire, but they should be able to do so with the treatment that works best for them. That’s why we offer two different whitening options:
Our in-office Zoom! whitening is a fast, easy, and effective way to reach the dream shade of your smile. With this treatment, we use a professional-grade, incredibly safe, bleaching agent to enhance the color of our patients’ teeth. We combine this with a special heating lamp to make the Zoom! whitening gel more effective, reaching tough stains even beneath the surface. The best part is that this treatment can be completed in about an hour, and you’ll walk out of our office with teeth that are up to 8 shades brighter.
If you want to get effective and beautiful results in the comfort of your own home, we offer a take-home option. Now, you can use the same Zoom! whitening gel that we have in our office, but you’ll apply it to custom-made whitening trays. These are worn for about 30 minutes a day, and you’ll start to see amazing results after about 2 weeks. This process is safe, effective, and best of all, you don’t have to schedule an appointment with our office.
We offer Zoom! whitening because of these unique advantages:
The cost of your whitening treatment will depend on numerous factors, which is why it’s hard to give you a precise estimate without examining your smile first. The price will also vary based on the option you choose—at home or in our office. The best way to find out the cost of your Zoom! whitening treatment is to contact our office to request an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in DeSoto. We can discuss your needs and schedule a consultation where we’ll develop your personalized treatment plan that includes price.
Are you still uncertain whether you want to invest in professional teeth whitening? At Amaze Dental, we want all of our patients to have all the information they need to make confident and well-informed decisions regarding their smiles and oral health. That’s why, for your convenience, we’ve included the answers to some frequently asked questions about Zoom! teeth whitening here on this page.
Most people’s teeth natural discolor as they get older. This is because as you age, the enamel of your teeth thins out, revealing more of the layer of yellowish dentin directly underneath it. Chemicals in tobacco as well as certain foods and drinks can also leave behind unsightly stains. Even genetics can play a role in the color of your pearly whites. Previous dental work, excessive fluoride ingestion during childhood, and taking certain medications like tetracycline are also common causes of tooth discoloration.
While no teeth whitening treatment is designed to be permanent, the results of Zoom! whitening will last significantly longer than over-the-counter gels, strips, toothpastes, and mouthwashes. In most cases, your smile has the potential to stay bright for 12-24 months, depending on how well you take care of it afterward.
For the first 48 to 72 hours after getting your teeth whitened, your enamel will be more porous than normal, leaving your teeth more susceptible to discoloration. Because of this, you should avoid consuming foods and drinks that notoriously stain teeth for the first few days after your treatment.
After that, your results should last quite a while provided you take excellent care of your teeth. Brushing and flossing daily will prevent plaque from building up and contributing to stains. Seeing us for regular checkups and cleanings can remove built-up plaque and clear away surface stains.
It also helps to quit using tobacco products, since they can cause a host of other oral health problems in addition to stains. Lastly, if you’re going to consume foods or drinks that stain, brush your teeth (or at least swish some water in your mouth) right afterward to prevent stains from setting in. Using a straw to sip drinks like coffee or tea can minimize staining by cutting down on direct contact with your teeth.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening products often irritate your gums, erode your enamel, and make your teeth sensitive. However, each of the ingredients in our professional whitening treatment has been proven to be safe and effective. We protect the soft tissues in your mouth from irritation by either isolating your teeth with a dental dam (in-office) or creating customized trays (take-home). If you do experience any sensitivity, it should be minimal and should pass within a couple of days at most.