Professional Teeth Whitening in Birmingham, Alabama
Your smile is one of the first things others will notice about you. A beautiful, bright smile can reflect happiness and self-confidence and makes others want to be around you. Unfortunately, teeth yellow with age and can also become stained by some foods, drinks and tobacco. One of the fastest and easiest cosmetic dental options for brightening your smile is teeth whitening. Our office near Mountain Brook offers several options from custom at-home kits to Zoom Whitening!
Over-the-Counter Tooth Bleaching Products
There are many teeth whitening options available. You may have seen commercials for various tooth bleaching products such as toothpastes, paint on gels or tooth whitening strips. Certainly over-the-counter products are less expensive because the cost of the products is the only expense. However, most of these are relatively ineffective and need to be continually used for any effect. They must be administered over a longer period of time because the potency of the tooth bleaching substance is not as great as the prescription version used by the dentist. So take a short drive to see our caring staff, our office is close to the Mountain Brook area.
Another potential problem is the manner in which the tooth bleaching strips are applied. There have been some complaints that the teeth whitening substance gets onto the gums and causes irritation and tenderness.
There seems to be uniform agreement that the over-the-counter method works best when teeth are absolutely straight. Any teeth that are turned slightly tend to remain darker in color on the outer edges where the whitening strips seem to bridge over.
A dental professional can also prescribe custom, at-home tooth bleaching kits. These are more effective than over-the-counter products. Don’t waste anymore time going through stores in the Mountain Brook community, drive straight to Koch Aesthetic Dentistry and get the treatment that best suits you!
Zoom Whitening by Your Alabama Dentist
The advantages having your Birmingham dentist whiten your teeth outnumber the over-the-counter options. First, Dr. Koch takes an impression of your teeth and then makes a reverse model that fits closely over them. The whitening fluid is poured into this mold and the mold is then placed over the teeth so that all sides of the teeth are subjected to the same whitening process.
Because the fluid used by the dentist is more potent than the over-the-counter type, the teeth whitening process takes far less time. You can also be sure that you will get uniform results.
Another benefit is that tooth bleaching is done only after a dentist has conducted an examination to identify periodontal disease or other conditions that would make whitening unwise.
A popular and effective new method of teeth whitening at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama is called the Zoom Whitening System. Zoom whitening is a process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin, without harming the structure of the teeth. A teeth whitening gel is painted onto the teeth and then activated with a tooth bleaching light. The entire Zoom whitening procedure takes about an hour and a half and can achieve a significantly whiter, brighter smile.
In any case, the teeth will be whiter and more evenly so when the treatment is done by a dental professional. A dazzling smile isn’t just for celebrities anymore. For more information about the various tooth whitening options available or to schedule a Zoom whitening appointment, call our Birmingham, Alabama office or fill out the form at the right. Your smile will sparkle with tooth bleaching from Dr. Paul Koch. Now serving patients throughout Mountain Brook too!