A white smile indicates a healthy person. When teeth appear yellow, or brown in color, this may suggest poor oral hygiene. Furthermore, without proper oral care, your mouth becomes prone to bacteria which can cause plaque, bad breath, and other offensive ailments. Truthfully, diligent oral care is the best solution for healthy teeth and bodies. While teeth whitening may not seem as important for overall dental care, a whiter smile might encourage a consistent dental cleaning regimen. To learn more about teeth whitening options, Dr. Mai has information for you.
Teeth Whitening in the Office
For the fastest and most professional results, you may prefer to have Dr. Mai whiten your teeth. The in-office procedure – Zoom! – takes about two hours to complete. First, we cover the soft tissues in your mouth to inhibit sensitivity. Then, with the application of a specialized whitening gel paired with an ultraviolet light, we begin the whitening process. Three 15-minute sessions take place, each penetrating the enamel and whitening the dentin in order to achieve maximum brightening results. After exposure to the laser light is complete, residual gel is removed and then a fluoride treatment is administered to reduce the possibility of sensitivity.
Teeth Whitening at Home
Zoom! accommodates patients wishing to achieve whiter smiles as quickly as possible. If you prefer, there is the option of whitening your smile at home. in the comfort of their own homes. At-home whitening requires a longer commitment – about two weeks of daily 20 minute treatments. To prolong the whitening results, avoid dark colored foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, soda, red wine, and dark berries. Switching to an electric toothbrush may also help remove surface stains in between teeth whitening touch ups.
Visit your Garland, TX Dentist
Are you interested in teeth whitening? To schedule an appointment with Dr. Vi Truong-Mai, contact us at (972) 530-0552. We offer dental care for your entire family, including restorative, cosmetic, and preventive dentistry. Our staff speaks English, Spanish, and Vietnamese and serves patients living in Dallas, Allen, Murphy, Wylie, Richardson, and the surrounding areas.