Teeth Whitening

Zoom!® Whitening in Maryland Heights

Zoom!® Teeth Whitening (bleaching) is a safe, convenient way to brighten up your smile. Dental bleaching is an in-office procedure that is much quicker than taking home trays or using strips.

At Westport Dental, teeth whitening with Zoom!® is a one-appointment procedure that usually takes between 1.5-2 hours and can get your teeth shades whiter.

Quick and Efficient Tooth Bleaching

What causes teeth to discolor? Many factors may be at play when teeth are no longer white, including:

  • Use of certain medications
  • Illness (such as dry mouth [xerostomia], acid reflux [GERD], and gastrointestinal problems)
  • Use of tobacco products (such as chewing tobacco or cigarettes)
  • Certain foods (like blueberries or pasta sauce) or beverages (for instance, coffee or red wine)

Your overall appearance can impact your job and your reputation in certain social situations. Even if your teeth are otherwise healthy, discolored teeth can be off-putting to others because they are associated with bad health.

Teeth whitening can help you feel more confident about your smile and improve the way your teeth look.

How does whitening work? Check out the explainer video below!

We offer two types of teeth whitening procedures: a quick in-office visit, or whitening trays you can take home and use with a whitening gel.

If you choose to have Zoom!® Teeth Whitening done in our office, expect to be here about 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours. We used a focused light to enhance the treatment.
You can also get fitted for whitening trays and use a whitening gel at home. This treatment takes 7 to 10 days to complete to achieve similar results. Our skilled staff can answer any questions you may have about the right teeth whitening treatment for you.

Do I Qualify for Teeth Whitening?

Finding out if you qualify for teeth whitening is the first step you need to take before undergoing a treatment plan. Some patients are not good candidates for this teeth whitening treatment, so if you are:

  • Under 13 years old or,
  • A pregnant or lactating woman, or
  • Have specific tooth sensitivities to hot or cold or,
  • Take certain medications that make you more sensitive to sunburn,

then you may not qualified to undergo teeth whitening. If any of these are a concern for you, please speak with our staff to see if there are alternative treatments available to you. They will provide a thorough examination before recommending a treatment option.
On rare occasions, you may experience tooth sensitivity after treatment or minor tingling. Your dentist may prescribe an anti-sensitivity toothpaste to reduce the problem.

Contact Our Maryland Heights Tooth Whitening Dentists

Teeth whitening can help you feel better about your smile, and it takes less time than you think! If you’d like to learn more about our cosmetic, restorative, or preventive dentistry services, contact us today.

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