Part of our cosmetic opportunities for patients definitely evolves around bleaching. That's a situation where we're not going to be doing veneers necessarily. The patient's very comfortable with the shape and health of their teeth, but they just like them a little bit brighter without having to be more involved with the ceramics. Like all of our techniques, there are choices and we always avail ourselves over time to innovations and changes and what we can offer our patients. Currently, we offer probably three basic techniques for bleaching. Two of those involve in-office bleaching, and one of them would involve at-home bleaching.
The in-office bleaching that currently we're offering revolved around the Zoom bleaching technique. Another one called, which is kind of a newer technique we've been offering. Primarily, the patient is seen in office for an hour to two hours, that pretty much gets the job done. They're given maintenance trays at home, but primarily it's an in-office treatment, it's very effective, and for a lot of people it's very time efficient. I think that's one of the things that draws them to it. And it's done basically in one appointment. One of the Steady Eddie's of the bleaching world has always been to take home bleach, we make you customizable trays, the gel is used at home. Again, it's very effective. It requires some diligence over a longer period of time for our patients. As life has gone on and people are in a hurry, I think we do a little less of that because people like the convenience and the time efficiency of coming in for one time. But those would be the typical bleaching options we have for our patients currently.
If your teeth have become stained over time and you want to put the pearl back in your pearly whites, contact Bell Dental Group for professional teeth whitening treatments! The products we use are formulated to keep your teeth healthy as well as bright.
Every member of the team in our Cincinnati, OH dentist office is committed to helping you regain your confident smile! We’ll even provide a complimentary consultation so you can know all your options before committing.
Improve Your Smile With Multiple Teeth Whitening Options
We give our patients options so you can make the decisions that are best for your smile. If you would like to brighten your teeth fast with an in-office treatment, you can choose from either a Zoom2 or GLO Science Professional teeth whitening procedure. Regardless of which you choose, your smile will be noticeably improved when you leave our office.
If you would prefer to get rid of stains on your own time, we can also provide take-home teeth whitening kits from Opalescence Go. You can get a brighter smile in the comfort of your own home!
Understanding Common Causes Of Stains And Discoloration
Even if you maintain excellent oral hygiene habits and visit us for regular dental cleanings and exams, your teeth can still become stained over time. There are many potential causes of discoloration of teeth. Here are just a few:
- Tobacco use
- Dark-colored foods and beverages, like berries, coffee, wine, and tea
- Certain medications, like tetracycline antibiotics
- Overexposure to fluoride during childhood
- Trauma to a tooth or teeth
No matter the cause, we can help brighten your smile!