Teeth Whitening in Twin Falls, ID
A bright, radiant smile is your personal calling card. When you’re satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, your confidence shows every time you smile. If your teeth have become dull and discolored, however, you may be sending an unintended message about your oral health. Fortunately, restoring the white, vibrant smile of your youth is easier and faster than you may realize.
Why Are My Teeth Yellow?
You brush twice daily using a whitening toothpaste. You’ve even tried over-the-counter whitening strips, but your teeth still aren’t as white and bright as they used to be. What’s going on?
Most people know that consumption of beverages like coffee and wine can contribute to surface stains. Likewise, the use of tobacco products encourages discoloration of the teeth. What they may not know is yellowing is a part of the natural aging process. Over time, the outer layer of enamel that protects the teeth thins. A darker secondary layer, called dentin, then becomes more visible, making the teeth appear yellow. The rate of thinning may be accelerated by certain genetic factors or prescription medications.
How Can I Achieve a Whiter, Brighter Smile?
Professional-strength whitening products (available only to licensed dentists) are by far the most effective method for quickly and safely restoring your pearly whites to their former beauty.
Dr. Wright uses the ZOOM! Professional Whitening System, one of the most popular whitening options on the market. Not only does the ZOOM! Whitening System provide immediate results, this pain-free procedure requires only one visit. Within an hour, teeth are up to seven shades lighter.
Here’s how it works:
First, the teeth are coated with a gel containing concentrated hydrogen peroxide. Then, the specialized ZOOM! light is used to activate the gel, facilitating the decomposition of the hydrogen peroxide and releasing oxygen. The oxygen bubbles penetrate the tooth’s surface, safely removing stains and bleaching yellow discolorations. The delicate soft tissue surrounding the teeth is protected during the procedure to prevent exposure or damage.
Patients who prefer to whiten their teeth at their own convenience may opt for the Opalescence Go home-whitening system. This product provides a professional-strength gel fortified with potassium nitrate to reduce sensitivity and fluoride to prevent cavities and strengthen tooth enamel.
Because Opalescence Go does not require taking impressions or creating custom trays, the product can be used straight out of the package. Depending upon the concentration of the gel, the amount of time the product is worn varies from 15 to 60 minutes a day. Remarkable results are achieved after only five to ten days.
Do you want to look your best in photos? Make a great impression on a first date? Interview for that dream job? The lack of self-confidence that stems from embarrassment about your teeth may be holding you back from achieving these goals. Most people are excellent candidates for professional tooth whitening, so schedule an appointment with Dr. Wright to learn more about ways to transform your smile.