Teeth whitening is one of the most economical ways to make over 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 each day can often be the inspiration needed to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine.
A single quick and painless teeth whitening treatment can take years off of your appearance. Dr. Freano offers both in-office teeth whitening and take-home professional teeth whitening, featuring Phillips Zoom! for professional results. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services we provide.
Teeth whitening can reduce the gradual darkening of the teeth that occurs over time due to aging and lifestyle choices, including:
- Coffee and tea
- Red wine
- Tobacco use and smoking
- Certain medications
Dr. Freano will recommend a professional cleaning (if it has been over 6 months since your last visit) before administering a teeth whitening treatment, ensuring your smile makeover is both healthy and beautiful.
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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. The proprietary Zoom Whitening gel is applied to the teeth, which is activated by 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 with the results. In most cases, your teeth will continue to whiten in the first few days following the procedure.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening in Lexington, KY
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 affect as in-office treatment, the Zoom take-home kits will provide noticeable results within a few days. Results can be maintained with periodic touch ups, and avoiding tobacco products and dark foods and beverages.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How does professional teeth bleaching compare to over the counter options?
There are many over the counter options for teeth whitening including whitening tooth paste, 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 restorations such as crowns or dentures with teeth whitening?
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 my teeth to be more sensitive?
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.