When looking back on last year’s summer photos and reminiscing of the great times spent on the beach, at your cousin’s wedding, and even during that conference you were required to attend for work, what’s the one thing you noticed first? If your guess is your smile, it should come as no surprise. Your smile is often the first thing people see when they look at you, and if you’re unhappy with your lackluster teeth, why not make a change before this summer rolls around? Find out how teeth whitening in Duncanville can give you the results you want, so your summer photos will be ones you can truly smile about.
What Teeth Whitening Options Are Available?
When it comes to whitening your teeth, there’s an endless list of options. From drug store kits to professional in-house treatments, it’s important that you spend your hard-earned money in the right place – one that will deliver high-quality results.
Professional teeth whitening is the only way to achieve the brighter smile you desire, so when considering your options, here are a few that prove worthy of your time and money:
Zoom! In-Office Whitening
For patients looking for a quick method that will produce a whiter smile in an hour or less, Zoom! In-office teeth whitening is the perfect solution. Once your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, your dentist in Duncanville and his team will apply a high-grade bleaching gel to your not-so pearly whites. Using a specialized UV light, the gel will begin to break up any surface stains. After 15 minutes, the gel is removed, and the entire process is repeated until your desired results are achieved.
The typical cycle is 2 to 3 treatments, but by the time you’re finished, you’ll have a much more noticeable, whiter smile.
Zoom! Take-Home Whitening
If whitening your teeth in the dentist office doesn’t sound like your idea of fun, there’s always Zoom! Take-home whitening kits. This method allows you to take your custom-made trays home and whiten on your own time. But first, you’ll be required to come in and have impressions taken of your teeth. This will allow the lab to create your customized whitening trays.
Once they’re ready, you’ll retrieve your trays, along with a bleaching gel much stronger than the store-bought stuff. Following your dentist’s instructions, you’ll wear the trays for a specific amount of time each day, and within a few weeks, you’ll notice your smile several shades brighter.
The great part about at-home whitening is that you can perform an easy touch-up at your convenience!
How Can I Maintain the Look of My Smile After Treatment?
Now, just because your teeth are whiter doesn’t mean you can back off on your oral hygiene regime. There are certain tips you should adhere to if you want to extend the life of your whiter smile. These include:
- Brushing and flossing your teeth every day (brushing twice a day and flossing at least once)
- Attend regularly scheduled checkups with your dentist
- Avoid stain-causing foods and beverages
- Stop smoking!
So, say goodbye to your old look, and say hello to a healthier, brighter-looking smile. Your summer self will be glad you did!
About the Author
Dr. Carlos Martinez, DDS, earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Then, he went on to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry to receive his dental degree, graduating in 2010. Expanding his knowledge of various forms of dentistry, Dr. Martinez is proud to offer his patients cosmetic solutions like teeth whitening to improve their smile. For questions or to learn more about our services, contact us at (972) 298-2027.