Professional teeth whitening is one of the most popular and effective treatments our patients use as a quick, affordable, and efficient way of enhancing their smile. At the office of Greenwich Smiles, we offer professional whitening treatments from the popular Zoom! brand, as well as our in-house professional-strength whitening products
Your teeth may lose their whiteness for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is eating and drinking habits. People who consume excess tea, coffee, wine, and tobacco tend to have yellow and stained teeth. Another reason is that with age, tooth enamel becomes more porous and, therefore, appears discolored. Sometimes, infection and trauma may also cause a tooth to darken in color.
A professional whitening treatment generally starts with an evaluation of the stains on your teeth. We do this to make sure that your stains do not stem from an underlying dental or systemic problem that may need an alternative form of therapy.
Next, we may perform a professional dental cleaning. This helps to remove plaque and bacterial buildup, freshen your breath, and enhance the results of the whitening treatment that follows.
Next, the whitening gel or liquid is applied over the teeth. The gums are shielded to protect them from sensitivity. The whitening solution reacts with your tooth stains and dissolves them. Once the solution is washed off, you will see a significant change in the color of your teeth.