Teeth whitening is one of the most economical ways to makeover your smile for a confidence boost or that special occasion in your near future. While a teeth whitening treatment alone will not guarantee lasting oral health, the bright white smile you see in the mirror can often be the inspiration that you need to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine.
A single quick and painless teeth whitening treatment can take years off of your appearance. Dr. Doyle Freano offers both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening in Lexington, KY.
The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services we provide. If you are looking for the quickest and easiest way to get your teeth whiter, then a teeth whitening procedure at the dental office is your best option. Dental offices have access to a variety of powerful and highly effective bleaching products that can get your teeth whiter in just one quick visit. Teeth whitening kits from over-the-counter retailers are usually less expensive but may take longer to work and may not be as effective as a professional treatment.
Another benefit of teeth whitening at the dentist is that we can target and reduce the gradual darkening of the teeth that occurs over time. Gradual staining can be due to aging and lifestyle choices, including:
- Consuming coffee and tea daily
- Drinking soda or red wine often
- Tobacco use and frequent smoking
- Certain medications that affect tooth enamel
Dr. Freano will recommend a professional cleaning (if it has been over 6 months since your last visit) before administering a teeth whitening treatment. He does this to ensure that your smile makeover is healthy, beautiful, and long-lasting.
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Dramatic Results With Zoom In-Office Teeth Whitening
Quick and painless, the Zoom in-office treatment typically begins with a dental cleaning. Next, Dr. Freano and his staff prepare your mouth for the whitening procedure by isolating the lips and gums. He will then apply the proprietary Zoom Whitening gel to the teeth. To activate the whitening agent, he will use a specially designed light.
Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter – sometimes more!* A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You will be amazed at the results. In most cases, your teeth will continue to whiten in the first few days following the procedure.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Some patients choose the convenience of Zoom take-home teeth whitening trays. These are custom-made to fit precisely over your teeth. Dr. Freano will provide instructions on how often and when to apply the professional bleaching products.
Although not as immediate of an effect as an in-office treatment, the Zoom take-home kits will provide noticeable results within a few days. You can maintain your results using periodic touch-ups, and avoiding tobacco products and dark foods and beverages.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Do you want to know more about your teeth whitening options? Read answers to common questions about whitening treatment here.
How does professional teeth bleaching compare to over-the-counter options?
There are many over-the-counter options for teeth whitening including whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and gels. For patients who want the best results, professional treatment is still the best choice. Dr. Freano offers teeth whitening systems with custom-fit trays to ensure even whitening of the teeth.
In addition, Zoom teeth whitening products are specially formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity, a common side effect of whitening.
Can I whiten dental crowns or dentures?
No. Unfortunately, dental restorations such as dental crowns, dentures, and porcelain veneers can not be whitened with traditional teeth whitening treatments. Dental restorations are made of materials that are not affected by whitening gels or dental lasers.
Will bleaching cause tooth sensitivity?
One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. Dr. Freano carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments to ensure minimal side effects. The products we use are specially formulated to virtually eliminate sensitivity.
How long does whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect Zoom teeth whitening to last up to a year or more. Touch-up treatment every four to six months can help extend the results of your treatment. Visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.
Will teeth whitening fix deep dark stains?
Dr. Freano will assess your dental health and discuss expected results from teeth whitening. Most tooth stains and color changes due to age can be addressed with a teeth whitening treatment, but there are certain situations where dental veneers or other cosmetic options will be necessary to achieve your goals.
Brighten Your Smile Today
Do you want to whiten your teeth professionally in Lexington? Call 859-251-3809 or request a dental consultation with Dr. Freano on our website.
*Results may vary