Professional Teeth Whitening Services in Millersville, MD
Millersville Family Dentistry Offers Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Over time, poor dental hygiene, medications, foods and drinks, tobacco, and genetics all play a part in teeth staining and discoloration. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your pearly whites, teeth whitening is one of the simplest ways to get a more radiant smile. Millersville Family Dentistry is proud to offer Zoom! teeth whitening services for Millersville, MD patients of all ages. While individual results may vary, this cutting-edge teeth whitening technology is capable of whitening your teeth up to eight shades in one hour for a flawless, beautiful smile in no time. Talk to our team today to learn more!
What Is Teeth Whitening, and Why Is It Needed?
Your teeth have three layers: enamel, dentin, and interior dental pulp. The hard, outer surface of your teeth (enamel) is often stained from tobacco, food, and drink pigments. Sometimes, the staining goes beyond the enamel to affect your dentin layer. When that happens, teeth whitening may no longer be your most effective cosmetic solution – we may recommend porcelain veneers. There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening toothpastes, strips, gels, and pastes all vying for your hard-earned money at the supermarket or drugstore. However, professional teeth whitening at your dentist’s office is typically more effective with longer-lasting results.
While in-office teeth whitening treatments use many of the same ingredients found in store-bought products, dentists can use prescription-strength doses and more effective application techniques to produce superior results. Teeth whitening services are among the most popular cosmetic dental treatments requested at Millersville Family Dentistry, which is why we decided to add Zoom! teeth whitening to our dental services suitable for the whole family.
How Do Our In-Office Teeth Whitening Services Work?
Zoom! in-office teeth whitening is a procedure designed to lighten the color of your teeth using a combination of a hydrogen peroxide gel and a specially designed ultraviolet lamp. The Zoom! teeth whitening treatment involves using the gel and lamp in conjunction with a bleaching agent to produce maximum whitening results in the shortest possible time. During the procedure, the whitening gel is applied to your teeth and is then exposed to the ultraviolet light from the Zoom! lamp for three short 20-minute sessions.
During the entire teeth whitening treatment, a plastic retractor will be placed in your mouth to help keep it open. We will cover the soft tissues of your mouth (i.e., your lips, gums, cheeks, and tongue) to ensure they are not exposed to either the gel or light. Lip balm (with a 30+ SPF rating) may also be applied as needed, and you will be provided an ultraviolet light filter for your eyes. After treatment is completed, we will remove the retractor and all gel and tissue coverings from your mouth. Before and after the treatment, our staff will assess and record the shade of your upper-front teeth.
How Long Does Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment Last?
Because professional teeth whitening treatments use prescription-strength doses of an active whitening agent, you are more likely to notice results than if you purchased an over-the-counter whitening kit. Individual results may vary, but many people have reported having a brighter smile thanks to Zoom! teeth whitening for several months up to two years. How long your results last is primarily dependent on well you care for your teeth. Avoiding tobacco products and foods and drinks that are likely to stain your teeth is crucial to preserving your teeth whitening results. We also suggest daily flossing and twice-a-day brushing with specially formulated whitening toothpaste to maintain your beautiful smile.
It may be necessary to visit our office for follow-up teeth whitening treatments along with your professional teeth cleanings once or twice a year. Teeth whitening services costs may be more affordable than you think. Check with your insurance provider to see if it’s covered by your plan, as well as our promotions. Millersville Family Dentistry also offers interest-free payment plans for patients.
Learn More About Our Teeth Whitening Services and More
Are you interested in learning more about Millersville Family Dentistry’s teeth whitening services? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our friendly, knowledgeable family dentists. We would love to help you brighten your smile with our safe, effective Zoom! teeth whitening treatments!