Teeth whitening methods available by Lake Orion area dentist
Dr. John L. Aurelia of Rochester Hills is a general and cosmetic dentist. Lake Orion residents can visit his practice as a new or existing patient to enjoy the benefits of a healthy and a dazzling smile! To achieve the beautiful, radiant smile that patients love, his practice offers a few different teeth whitening methods. to accomplish this!
Patients who want a fast and easy solution to their dull and discolored smile will often consider in-office whitening. In-office whitening is done with the Zoom! Whitening system, which uses a specialized light to activate the bleaching agent that is brushed onto the patient’s teeth. Patients will unleash their whiter, brighter smile in approximately one hour, and can notice whitening results up to eight shades lighter.
Another consideration is at-home whitening. This involves bleaching gel and custom whitening trays that are taken home and used for a specific period of time each day to achieve a whiter smile over several weeks. This is a more economical approach, and some patients prefer this method as it can give them more control over their whitening experience. It is also recommended for patients who may have tooth sensitivity issues with the in-office whitening method.
In some cases, patients may enjoy a combination of both teeth whitening methods. Patients can start their whitening journey with the in-office Zoom! Whitening, and then use the at-home whitening trays to continue to whiten and maintain the new color. Patients can obtain more whitening gel at the practice for a nominal price to continue to improve their smiles.
Most everyone is a viable candidate for teeth whitening treatments. Patients with restorations such as dental bridges or crowns may not be able to have a whitening treatment. This is because porcelain does not absorb the whitening gel and will cause these restorations to stand out from the rest of the teeth. However, patients who are considering long-term whitening and want to maintain a whiter smile can replace their restorations after whitening to give an even appearance to their smile while improving the overall color. Patients can schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. John L. Aurelia to find out if whitening treatments would benefit their smiles and their confidence!
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