Cosmetic Dental Whitening in Alabaster-Birmingham
Professional teeth whitening is a popular, safe and economical way to make cosmetic changes to your smile. Today’s whitening products are easy to use and allow you to "touch up" periodically to keep a brighter smile.
Why aren’t my teeth as white as they used to be?
- Teeth naturally darken as we age. Dark beverages such as colas, tea, coffee or red wine can also stain teeth over time.
- And, not only is smoking a health risk, it causes ugly brown and yellow discoloration of teeth.
We offer a Home Whitening system in our practice.
We will provide you with a set of acrylic trays fitted to your teeth; these are designed to hold professionally formulated whitening gel. Wearing the whitening trays filled with the gel solution for about an hour a day usually lightens teeth after a few weeks.
Teeth Whitening products actually bleach natural tooth enamel only; some types of discoloration will not respond to whitening:
In some cases, dark/grayish tooth discoloration is related to early childhood use of certain antibiotics. Whitening may make these teeth lighter, but the results are not typically as dramatic.
If you have older restorations in your front teeth, such as tooth-colored fillings or porcelain-metal crowns, whitening will not affect these materials. Dr. Zanthos can discuss other options with you to whiten your smile, such as porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, or all-porcelain crowns.
The Zoom Whitening system is an in-office whitening treatment, that uses an LED-light to enhance your natural teeth color anywhere from 5 to 8 shades brighter. We offer custom made whitening trays for at-home maintenance. Ask about our seasonal whitening specials.
Are you ready for a brighter smile? Contact us today to learn more about teeth whitening and other cosmetic dental treatments available in our practice.