The simplest and most affordable way to look up to a decade younger is teeth whitening. Drinking coffee, tea, soda, and red wine, as well as taking certain medications, can affect your smile’s whiteness. Whitening is a financially feasible and effective way of combating these ubiquitous causes of tooth discoloration. We offer a variety of whitening services and products, and the Dr. Zak Dental team will help you choose one that suits you best. We offer two main whitening systems for patients’ different lifestyles and budgets.
In-Office Whitening is a chemically-activated whitening treatment that provides impressive results in just one hour. The procedure is dentist-supervised, and is extremely safe, offering a brighter smile after just one appointment. We also offer a Take Home Whitening Kit, which has whitening gels in customized bleaching trays. The gel is viscous and sticky and therefore won’t migrate to the gums. Most formulations – both in-office and take-home – contain Potassium Fluoride, which helps improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity, and providing increased cavity protection.
Before usage of either system, patients should undergo a comprehensive exam and cleaning in order to determine whether they are good candidates for such procedures. Some patients, such as those who have crowns or other cosmetic dental work, may not be ideal candidates for whitening. Natural teeth will whiten through these procedures, but crowns, veneers, and bondings will not. In addition, patients should bear in mind that drinking coffee, tea, red wine, and smoking cigarettes will eventually diminish the effects of these procedures.