What is Teeth Whitening?
While most people would love to have a bright white smile, very few people actually have one naturally. There are so many factors that can lead to the discoloration of teeth, such as certain foods and beverages, medications, health conditions, smoking, poor oral hygiene, aging, and more. Does that mean you don’t deserve white teeth? Not at all. This is where professional teeth whitening steps in.
Philips ZOOM!® Whitening treatment requires patients wear custom-designed trays holding a bleaching agent in them for a certain amount of time. This is done as often as directed by Dr. Hoffman to achieve the desired results.
When you choose professional teeth whitening, you get whiter teeth every time.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
So, why should you choose professional teeth whitening over store-bought options? Why should you choose to whiten your teeth in the first place?
Are You a Good Candidate for Whitening?
A good candidate for teeth whitening will have:
- Thick, healthy enamel
- Surface stains
- No sensitive teeth
It is important to note that those who have had extensive dental work, such as crowns, implants, or bridges may want to talk to Dr. Hoffman about different options. These are often designed to match the color of your current teeth so they will blend, but they will not be impacted by the whitening agent. This could throw off the appearance of your teeth.