Laser Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening used to be a long process that required a lot of consistency for maximum results. To get the best results you had to soak your teeth in hydrogen peroxide for several treatments. Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound that kills germs that cause bad breath, reduce bacteria buildup, and act as a bleaching agent. Did you know that your teeth are porous? That is one reason you get cavities. Over time this is also what causes your teeth to discolor from foods like coffee, red wine, and soda. The discoloration is not just on the surface but inside your teeth. However, thanks to advances in laser dentistry, the process to get inside those pores has been sped up significantly. At Withers Dental, we use the Zoom teeth whitening process to combine a blue plasma light with hydrogen peroxide gel to activate the gel solution faster for whiter teeth. This routine and noninvasive procedure is offered by Dr. Brian Withers at Withers Dental to patients in Manhattan Beach, CA and the surrounding areas.
Better Than Store Bought
In home kits are an excellent way to maintain the surface color of your teeth but to achieve a deeper, longer lasting “white” the in-office Zoom light will release the oxygen molecules causing stains to break up and dilute, making teeth whiter. In the office, we also carefully prepare your teeth and protect your gums so that a higher concentration of gel is applied compared to what is used at home. Hydrogen peroxide can cause a bit of short term gum and or tooth sensitivity and we work to minimize this side-effect as much as possible. Finally, during your Zoom teeth whitening appointment at Withers Dental we also take impressions of your teeth and create custom trays for you to take home so you can continue to maintain your new white. Your procedure is complete in just two hours and the majority of patients experience immediate results. It is important to note that not all patients experience the same results as everyone’s teeth are unique. There truly are 50 shades of white! Many teeth brighten quickly but some begin naturally darker.
Maintaining Your New White
Healthy, white teeth take consistent care. Withers Dental prides itself on being a preventative dental practice. We want to build a relationship with you built around excellent dental hygiene and a beautiful smile. After you first leave your teeth whitening appointment, it is important to avoid colorful foods and beverages, especially spaghetti sauce, coffee, and red wine for a few days. Drink through a straw if you must have that beverage and drink and swish with water after indulging. Also use your new trays at home for 10 to 30 minutes a week to maintain your new look. One final Dr. Withers’ shortcut! If you are at home and want to brighten the surface of your teeth, mix Arm & Hammer baking soda powder and liquid hydrogen peroxide to the consistency of toothpaste and brush your teeth to remove surface stains.
Make Your Appointment Today
Visit our office to achieve your brightest smile conveniently and effectively. Our method is time tested with many satisfied customers across Manhattan Beach and beyond. Dr. Brian Withers and his staff at Withers Dental cannot wait to meet you, contact us today or request an appointment to discover what a dazzling smile can do for you!