Teeth stains are the most common cosmetic dental complaints, and can be left behind by food and beverages regardless of how well and how often you brush your teeth. Unlike cavities and gum disease, which are largely preventable, most people will experience teeth stains at least once in their lives, despite their excellent hygiene practices. The desire for brighter, more attractive teeth is a natural one, and has made professional teeth whitening the most frequently-requested cosmetic dentistry treatment today. With Zoom!® teeth whitening, provided by Philadelphia dentist, Dr. Bruce Wilderman, you can enjoy a dramatically brighter, stain-free smile after just a single visit to our office.
A Brighter Smile in Just an Hour with Zoom!®
Do you wish you could brighten your smile’s appearance, but aren’t sure when you’ll have time for a teeth whitening appointment? Professional teeth whitening is designed to eradicate the stains that often form on your teeth’s enamel - the semi-translucent layer of minerals that surrounds and protects your teeth. As the name suggests, the Zoom!® system expedites the process of teeth whitening to accomplish your cosmetic enhancement in as little as an hour. In the span of a typical lunch break, Zoom!® teeth whitening can brighten your smile up to 10 to 12 shades without requiring a significant amount of time out of your schedule.
Zoom!® Quality Results from Home
Head-turning results in just an hour is a perfect solution for many people, but not all. Some of our patients prefer to whiten their teeth more leisurely, from the comfort of their own home (hence, the popularity of over-the-counter teeth whiteners). Our take-home whitening kit consists of custom-designed whitening trays that fit snugly over your teeth, allowing you to apply the professional-strength whitening gel evenly over their surfaces. When used as-directed, take-home whitening can produce noticeable results within the first three days, and can achieve optimal results within 10 to 14 days.
Tips to Maintain Your Bright New Smile
Though minor teeth stains are often inevitable, you can prolong your need for a cosmetic touchup by addressing the factors that lead to staining;
- Brush your teeth at least twice every, and floss at least once, to control the population of bacteria that form dental plaque. Many mouth germs produce acids that weaken tooth enamel, making it easier to stain, and controlling the bacteria with good hygiene inhibits their influence on your teeth.
- Drink plenty of water, especially after a meal, to neutralize bacterial acid and the color molecules from your food. Known as chromogens, these strongly-pigmented molecules tend to cling to tooth enamel, and water can help rinse them away to reduce the risk of lingering stains.
- Chewing sugarless gum after a meal can also generate a healthy flow of saliva; your mouth’s natural rinse and defense against harmful bacteria. However, if you experience trouble with your jaw’s joints, or if the repetitive motion of chewing gum causes discomfort, then skip the gum and visit our office as soon as possible to determine the source of your dental issues.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dental Consultation Today
If your smile isn’t as bright as it once was, or if you have one or more other cosmetic issues that need to be addressed, then we encourage you to contact our office today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation. Dr. Wilderman and our entire staff look forward to meeting you in person and helping you find joy, and confidence, in smiling again.