Teeth Whitening – What Are The Options

Something we get asked about a lot at Weninger Dentistry is teeth whitening. It is common for many people to find their teeth have become discolored over time due to the things they eat or drink. Some are folks who have made the live-saving decision to give up tobacco use, but find they are still haunted by stained, yellow teeth. The good news is that there are safe and highly effective ways to whiten your smile and look years younger!

We tell patients in our Tampa dentist office to learn all about teeth whitening options before investing their hard-earned money. Here’s a quick overview of the popular options:

Whitening Toothpastes

An easy and popular option that you can pick up at your grocery store is whitening toothpaste. These products feature a mild abrasive, which gently scrubs stains from the surface of teeth. Whitening toothpastes can be effective for lightening the shade of teeth, but because they do not contain a bleaching agent, the results are not very dramatic.

Whitening Strips

Whitening strips are comprised of a thin, flexible material that applies a peroxide formula to teeth, which removes stains and discoloration from the tooth surface. A drawback with strips is that the results can be spotty, since the strips stretch over teeth and may not come into full contact with all tooth surfaces. It can also take a long time to achieve noticeable results with white strips, so there is a chance of overuse leading to irritation of the gums and possible tooth enamel damage.

Zoom! System

The Zoom! whitening system uses a proprietary light technology with a special hydrogen peroxide gel formula. The Zoom! system produces whiter teeth in a more rapid time frame than other whitening systems.

The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System

KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching is a professional teeth whitening system that delivers noticeable results in just 14 days, with little or no sensitivity. This highly effective whitening system offers long-lasting, dramatic results.

Day White & Nite White Gels

Professional Day White and Nite White teeth whitening gels are used in conjunction with custom-fit application trays. A mixture of carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide is used to whiten teeth at amazing speeds for dazzling results.

The bottom line: If you have only mild discoloration and have the time to invest in a gradual approach, a DIY whitening product may be convenient and satisfactory option. If you are looking for dramatic results or fast whitening for a special occasion, the professional whitening options available at Weninger Dentistry will deliver the smile you want.

Schedule an appointment to learn more about Weninger Dentistry whitening systems and how they will give you the amazing smile you’ve always wanted.