The 101 on Teeth Whitening: Professional Options for a Whiter, Brighter Smile

Placing priority on the underlying health of your teeth is smart, but improving the look and color of your teeth is also important since it improves your overall appearance and self-esteem. If you are suffering with tooth discoloration or severe stains, consider visiting your cosmetic dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. With so many options available, you can easily find the best treatment for a whiter, brighter smile.


Due to the immediate, effective improvement in the tooth color, millions of people are choosing the Zoom! whitening treatment. Conducted in the dentist’s office, this bleaching treatment lightens surface discoloration of the dental enamel.

After an initial cleaning of the teeth, a solution containing hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth. A specialized lamp focuses light onto the solution, activating the bleaching capabilities. This causes the hydrogen peroxide to break down, forcing oxygen into the dental enamel to bleach the teeth without damaging the enamel or dentin.

Zoom! teeth whitening is successful for most patients. However, your dentist must conduct an initial exam to ensure your teeth and gums are in healthy condition.

After the procedure, you will be given a touchup kit to use at home for an ongoing white, bright smile. To protect your new smile, avoid using tobacco products and reduce your intake of coffee, tea, soda, and wine.

At-Home Whitening

Improving the color and look of your smile at home is also possible, but consult your cosmetic dentist for a customized at-home whitening solution.

Your dentist will take a series of impressions to send to a lab for the fabrication of fitted whitening trays. After applying a specific bleaching gel or paste to the trays, you can wear them comfortably at home for a few hours at a time.

At-home whitening treatments offer a convenient route to a whiter, brighter smile.

Ensuring your teeth are clean and appealing will give you more reasons to smile. Contact Family Smiles Dental Group at 972-539-0608 to find the best whitening option for your needs.