White, bright teeth have become a hallmark for success and self-confidence. Whether you’re taking a selfie or attending a wedding or class reunion, everyone will remember that beautiful smile. Kerri M. Hill, DDS, at Art of Dental Wellness in Beverly Hills, California, creates healthy, bright smiles every day with teeth whitening treatments. If you want to whiten your smile, your goal is just one appointment away. Book online or call today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What teeth whitening treatments are available?
Teeth whitening has become a popular procedure to brighten and whiten your smile. There’s a vast range of options available based on personal preferences, including whether you want in-office or at-home treatments. The premise behind each option is the same — remove food, drink, and other stubborn stains through a bleaching or whitening process.
Options fall into three main categories:
- Over-the-counter whitening products such as whitening strips, toothpaste, and gels
- Custom-fitted whitening trays that you can use at home or in the dental office
- In-office or chairside teeth whitening treatments like the Zoom!™ laser whitening
How do laser and other in-office teeth whitening procedures differ?
Dr. Hill performs in-office whitening procedures for safer and more dependable outcomes.* Since the bleaching agents are stronger, in-office treatments tend to be faster and get better results compared with over-the-counter products and at-home whitening kits.
When Dr. Hill performs a laser treatment like Zoom! whitening, the results are more dramatic over a shorter period of time. For this reason, laser whitening has become the go-to for patients looking for a quick, whiter smile for an upcoming special event.
How does Zoom! teeth whitening work?
Zoom! is a popular brand of laser teeth whitening. A typical Zoom! whitening session lasts about one hour and may start off with a regular teeth cleaning.
Dr. Hill begins the treatment by placing a protective guard that shields your gum and lips. Next, she applies a coat of a hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel to your teeth. The gel is formulated to work in conjunction with laser treatments to break down stains.
The treatment is usually divided into 15-minute intervals. When your treatment is completed, Dr. Hill coats your teeth with a fluoride gel to reduce sensitivity.
Is teeth whitening safe?
According to clinical research, whitening your teeth is safe. The key is to follow directions carefully regardless of whether you do it yourself or have Dr. Hill do it for you.
If you want to whiten your teeth and you’re not sure how to get started, contact Dr. Hill at Art of Dental Wellness for a whitening consultation. Book your appointment online or call today.