Get Whiter Teeth with Professional Teeth Whitening in Tulsa, OK
These days, it seems like everyone is taking photos. Plus, it’s easy to share these online, where they’ll live forever. If your teeth are in need of professional teeth whitening, that photo becomes an embarrassment. At our Tulsa, OK dentist office, you can make your smile look amazing again with Zoom teeth whitening.
Causes of Stained Teeth
Your teeth look smooth, but that’s because the grooves and ridges on the surface are too small to see. The enamel on your teeth is full of little craters and rough spots. As food and drink make contact with your teeth, miniscule amounts of both get trapped in those spots. They’re so small that you won’t notice anything different for a long time. Slowly but surely, however, those stains start to grow. Soon, your white smile will look dull or even dark.
Plaque can be another cause of discolored teeth. Bacteria live off of plaque and can make your teeth look yellow.
Why OTC Teeth Whitening Doesn’t Work
All teeth whitening systems approved by the FDA will whiten your teeth — a little bit. Normally, the whitening agent in those products is available only with a prescription. To get past that rule, companies dilute the whitening agent until it’s legal to sale over the counter. Many times, you’ll have to use these systems over and over again to get the results you need. That can make your gums and even teeth sensitive. It’s usually better and safer to get professional teeth whitening from our Tulsa, OK dental office.
Professional In-office Whitening
Our dentists offer professional teeth whitening as a cosmetic dentistry treatment. This can be done at our Tulsa, OK office or with take-home trays or TouchWhite™ in-office professional teeth whitening.
With the TouchWhite™ chairside whitening, you’ll visit our office. Our team will carefully apply the whitening gel to your teeth. We’ll avoid putting any on your gums. Then we use a special dental laser to gently activate the whitening agent in the gel. It normally takes around an hour. The gel and lasers are usually used three times. When we’re finished, your smile will look amazing. The take-home trays won’t work as fast as our chairside version, but you can use them at your convenience. Each tray is like a mouthguard that you wear over your teeth. You put a whitening gel inside the trays and then wear them at night for four to six weeks. Because you can only get this system from a dentist, the whitening agent is professional strength.
Teeth Whitening For Almost Every Smile
The whitening agent is strong. While most people can use Zoom teeth whitening without a problem, there are a few for whom it might not work well. If you are 16 or younger, you should wait because your teeth are still changing. Also, only enamel will get whiter, so dentures, porcelain crowns, or similar dental work will be unaffected.