cosmetic dentistry

Zoom Whitening: Is it really possible to have a brighter smile?

cosmetic dentist Clearwater FLHave you tried to whiten your smile with over the counter products and were disappointed with the results? Many people become frustrated with the concept of teeth whitening because they have had negative experiences with popular teeth whitening products like toothpastes and strips purchased in supermarkets or large pharmacies. These products normally cannot lighten more than surface stains because their formulas cannot penetrate the enamel surface of teeth.

Fortunately, our cosmetic dentist offers an effective solution for brightening the color of your smile. Our practice offers Zoom! professional teeth whitening. This in-office system safely brightens teeth up to ten shades lighter in just one office visit.

How does Zoom! whitening work?

Zoom! teeth whitening works by applying a prescription-strength whitening solution over the outer surfaces of teeth and accelerating the lightening process with a safe laser. All soft oral structures like the linings of cheeks and the gingiva are protected by placing liquid dam and gauze over them. During treatment, patients will relax in our comfortable examination chairs where they can listen to music or read.

How many whitening treatments are needed?

Since a Zoom! whitening treatment is very effective, most patients only receive one or two in a calendar year. Once Zoom! lifts permanent old stains, patients can focus on maintaining their newly-brightened smiles.

Preventing the development of stains means that people should practice proper oral hygiene, receive routine checkups and cleanings, and avoid food/beverages that contribute to the formation of new stains. We recommend abstaining from or reducing exposure to items like coffee, red wine, soda, berries, and beets to keep one’s smile white. Some folks find straws helpful for reducing exposure to beverages that can stain teeth because straws push liquid to the back of the mouth.

Another way that patients can maintain the results of a professional teeth whitening treatment is to touch up their smiles with a prescription take-home whitening kit from our practice.

For more information about improving your smile, call the office of Dr. Andrew Holloman to reserve a consultation with our cosmetic dentist.

Treatment Options to Improve Smile Symmetry

cosmetic dentistry veneers ClearwaterOne common reason for cosmetic dentistry treatment is to correct the look of an asymmetrical smile. You might have teeth that appear proportionally smaller than other teeth, or you might have irregular gaps or overlaps in your smile. In many cases, your cosmetic dentist can treat these issues with cosmetic veneers.

Evaluating Your Smile

If you’re concerned about the way your smile looks, talk to a cosmetic dentist about possible treatment options. Asymmetry in your smile can be treated in a variety of ways depending upon what about your smile detracts from its overall appearance. If your teeth are overly crooked or if there are large gaps between them, you might need orthodontic treatment. Cosmetic treatment might not be sufficient in this case to prevent long-term problems related to the positioning of your teeth. Be sure to discuss this possibility with your dentist to be sure you will see the best outcome.

However, if you have one or two teeth that look noticeably smaller than your other teeth, or if you have minor gaps or crowding, cosmetic treatment might be just what you need to improve the symmetry of your smile. One common approach is to use dental veneers.

Improving the Symmetry of Your Smile

Cosmetic veneers are a minimally invasive treatment that is versatile enough to address many causes of an asymmetrical smile. Veneers are made of very thin porcelain that is custom-made to match the shape and color of your teeth. If a tooth is much smaller than adjacent teeth, a veneer can disguise this fact. Veneers can also disguise small gaps and minor overlap. In other cases, dental bonding can help improve the look of a tooth that is proportionally smaller or irregularly shaped.

If you’re concerned about the way your smile looks, contact our cosmetic dentist about the best options for treatment. He will evaluate your smile, talk to you about your goals, and then determine the best course of action to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Schedule your next dental appointment with us today!

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