Cincinnati and Blue Ash Ohio

Teeth whitening is a safe, effective way to make your smile look better when done in a professional setting. Results can be dramatic, depending on in-office whitening or take-home whitening is chosen.  Also, do-it-yourself whitening is not as effective as professional whitening because professional whitening involves high concentration bleaching gels that are not available over the counter. Finally, there are sure steps to maintain your whitened smile.Teeth Whitening Options in Cincinnati

In-office whitening

In office tooth whitening such as our Zoom one hour tooth whitening system offers the fastest and most powerful whitening solutions available. Your gums and tooth-root surfaces will be covered with a protective barrier for safety. Professional strength hydrogen peroxide gel will be applied as a retractor holds your lips and cheeks away from your teeth. The gel will be removed after about an hour, and the results will be immediate and obvious.  However, in-office whitening is not the only professional option.

Take-home whitening

Take home whitening trays are another effective way to whiten your teeth, although several weeks may be needed to reach your desired level of whiteness. A mold of your teeth will be taken and then two plastic mouth trays will be custom-made for you. One will be for the top teeth, and one will be for the bottom teeth. You will then fill the trays with whitening gel and leave them in for about an hour at a time. Professional whitening is the best and most noticeable teeth whitening option.

Over the counter whitening

The whitening products you buy over the counter are not as effective as professionally supervised whitening. Professionally supervised whitening will work faster and protect sensitive gums and tooth surfaces better. It is important to have an oral exam before you begin any whitening process. This will ensure that your discoloration is not the result of a dental condition in need of treatment. Make sure to talk to us first if you have any questions about which whitening method would be best for you or about how to maintain your whitened smile.
Maintaining your whitened teeth is an easy process.  First off, you want to maintain your daily routine of brushing and flossing. Also, make sure to schedule regular cleanings at the dental office. A minor touch up, either at home or a dental office, every so often can keep your smile beautiful for years.

For more information about tooth whitening or to learn about zoom one hour teeth whitening contact our Cincinnati tooth whitening experts at Stuart Levy DDS today.  Dr. Levy’s office is convieniently located at 9608 Kenwood Rd in Cincinnati Ohio.