The appearance of your smile has changed. Your tooth color is dark in spots, and you suspect your coffee habit is partly to blame. You've tried whitening toothpastes, but they don't help. Maybe it's time for a cosmetic dentistry consultation at Mount Lookout Dentistry in Cincinnati. Your dentists, Dr. David Croop, Dr. Ben Gosnell, Dr. Brenda Bertsch and Dr. Bob Bertsch use Zoom! Whitening to enhance smile appearance and boost their patients' self-confidence. This quick and effective system may work for you, too.
Tooth enamel changes color
How can something so hard absorb staining organic matter? Tooth enamel stains because it's composed of a network of calcified fibers--much like a fabric such as canvas. As such, it catches and holds whatever a person consumes:
- Cigarette smoke
- Smokeless tobacco
- Dark drinks such as coffee, tea, sports drinks, colas and wine
- Dark foods such as soy sauce, curry, blackberries and blueberries
- Acidic foods such as tomatoes and citrus fruits which soften enamel
Over time, teeth simply darken and dull. In addition, some medications cause discoloration.
The details on Zoom! Whitening in Cincinnati
Come to Mount Lookout Dentistry in Cincinnati, and ask if you're a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Safe, effective, affordable and easy to do, teeth whitening bleaches those stubborn stains, rendering smiles that are brighter by eight shades or even more!
Your dentist will ensure your teeth and gums are healthy before beginning the whitening process. This means you should be free of decay, extensive restorations and gum disease. If all is well, the entire whitening treatment happens right in the dental chair.
To protect your gums and other oral tissues from the whitening gel, your dentist will place a plastic dam in your mouth. The American Dental Association (ADA) says that the active ingredient in all whitening systems--hydrogen peroxide--can irritate the gums. That's why professional treatment is so important to whitening safety and success.
Then, your doctor will swab the Zoom! whitening gel on your teeth and activate the peroxide with a special light. This process is repeated twice for a total of three applications in a one-hour visit. After the final rinsing, you'll see a smile that's dramatically brighter and whiter.
Keeping a white smile
Please brush twice a day and floss daily according to ADA guidelines. Also, come to Mount Outlook Dentistry twice a year for your oral examinations and hygienic cleanings to keep ahead of plaque and tartar which cause decay, gum disease, and yes, dental stains.
Also, refrain from tobacco usage. (see your physician about a smoking cessation program) Limit your favorite dark beverages and foods, and drink plenty of water daily to wash tooth surfaces and stimulate beneficial saliva.
Say goodbye to stains
And say hello to a great, youthful smile. Contact Mount Outlook Dentistry in Cincinnati for a consultation on Zoom! Whitening. You'll be thrilled with the results. Call (513) 871-2852.