Unfortunately, a fact of life is that your teeth will lose their brightness over time. Through habits, lifestyle choices, or just aging, your once dazzling smile can lose its shine. Thankfully, Dr. Dhavalkumar Rana provides ZOOM!® teeth whitening at TrueCare Dentistry. This fast, strong, and safe in-office whitening treatment can remove stains and discoloration that have been taking away from the beauty of your smile. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about ZOOM! teeth whitening in Mesquite.
Stains and discoloration in your smile can occur for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s aging, routine coffee or wine drinking, smoking, use of tobacco products, or eating a lot of foods rich in color, your diet and lifestyle can directly affect the color of your teeth.
In addition to these common causes, poor oral healthcare can lead to stains in your smile. Without routinely removing plaque and tartar that buildup, your teeth are susceptible to staining and yellowing from bacteria.
If you’ve already been dealing with stains and discoloration, you may be familiar with the lack-luster results that over-the-counter whitening products produce. That’s why Dr. Rana offers ZOOM! in-office teeth whitening. Professional whitening solution can reach stains beneath the surface of your enamel, where other whitening products simply can’t.
With in-office treatment, our cosmetic dentist in Mesquite will apply strong and safe whitening solution to your teeth. Dr. Rana can deliver fast and effective results because he will use a special activation lamp to speed up and strengthen the whitening gel. This allows the gel to penetrate the surface of your enamel to leave you with a bright and shining grin.
If you prefer whitening your teeth in the comfort of your own home, Dr. Rana can provide you with a ZOOM! whitening at-home kit. With this treatment, he will give you custom-made whitening trays to wear as instructed. Typically, the best time to whiten for patients is at night, so after using your at-home kit at night for a few weeks, you’ll start to see beautifully white results. With both at-home and in-office whitening, you’ll be receiving customized treatments to fit your smile. This ensures that your mouth isn’t getting irritated by bleaching solution from poor fitting whitening trays.
The lifetime of your newly whitened teeth will depend on how well you take care of them. Most patients see that their whitening lasts around 3 to 6 months. This time can be lengthened or shortened based on your lifestyle choices and oral healthcare. Practice routine brushing and flossing, limit your wine and coffee drinking, and avoid tobacco products for the longest lasting results. You can also visit us at TrueCare Dentistry for touch up whitening treatments to keep your smile dazzling throughout the year.
If you’re interested in an easy, effective way to turn back the hands of time and reveal a brighter smile, then look no further than our professional teeth whitening treatment. While you might be more than ready to invest in your smile and confidence, it’s only natural to have a few questions before beginning the process. That’s why, for your convenience, we’ve taken the time to answer a few of our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening in the section below.
You may have heard that teeth whitening solutions can erode your enamel and irritate your gum tissue. However, this is generally only true of over-the-counter products. Professional teeth whitening from a dentist is completely safe. With in-office whitening, we isolate your teeth before applying the bleaching gel, and with take-home treatment, we create custom-fit trays. Both of these methods prevent the gel from making contact with your gums and causing irritation.
While over-the-counter whitening products notoriously make your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks, our professional solution is specially formulated to minimize sensitivity. Unless you dealt with permanently sensitive teeth before the whitening procedure, you shouldn’t have to worry about sensitivity afterward. If you do experience any discomfort, it should subside within a couple of days at most.
Dental restorations such as fillings, veneers, crowns, and bridges are not as porous as natural tooth enamel. While this makes them less susceptible to staining, it also renders even professional teeth whitening ineffective. If your restoration stands out after your whitening treatment is finished, you may want to get it replaced so that it blends in with your new and improved smile.
There isn’t a fixed price of teeth whitening because the cost is dependent on various factors. During your initial consultation, we can provide you with a personalized cost estimate and discuss your payment options. In addition to traditional methods of payment, our office also accepts financing through CareCredit. We can help you apply for this third-party company that loans you the funds for your treatment, and then lets you pay it back with extremely low interest rates. We will help you find the right solution to fit brightening your smile into your budget.
Because teeth whitening is an elective procedure, the majority of dental insurance policies won’t cover it. However, our team will file any necessary paperwork to maximize any benefits you have available. We’re in-network with a long list of plans from many of the most popular insurance providers, including Aetna, Cigna, and Delta Dental.