Professional Teeth Whitening in Westland, MI
The Importance of a Smile
Your smile is one of the first features people notice when they meet you. And there are many benefits to having a beautiful-looking smile, including looking more attractive overall. Smiling more often can also make you happier, improve your health, and help your social life.
So if you’re holding back on smiling because you’re self-conscious about the way your teeth look, you’re depriving yourself of many benefits. Whitening your teeth can improve your self-confidence and make you feel like smiling more.
How Do Teeth Become Discolored?
It’s a common misconception that yellow teeth are only the result of poor oral hygiene. While oral hygiene does play an important role in the color of your teeth, there are many other ways that your teeth can become discolored.
Some of the reasons for tooth discoloration include:
- Natural darkening with age
- Consuming foods and drinks that stain
- A thinner layer of enamel
- Tobacco use
- Certain medications
Our Parkside dentists will help you determine which of our whitening treatments is best for you, no matter the reason for your discoloration.
Our Whitening Options
Take-Home Whitening Trays
If you’d like to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home over time, we can create custom whitening trays for you. All you’ll do is come into our office so we can create impressions of your teeth the send to the laboratory for creation.
Once your trays are ready, you can come to pick them up along with your whitening gel. Your dentist will go over the instructions with you so you know how to safely whiten your teeth at home.
Zoom! In-Office Whitening
For a quicker whitening solution, we can whiten your tooth in our office with Zoom! Whitening. Zoom can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in one visit, so you can leave with a bright and sparkling smile.
Yes, our teeth whitening procedures are completely safe. You may notice your teeth feeling a little sensitive after whitening treatments, but that’s normal and goes away quickly.
Teeth whitening appointments take about 30 to 90 minutes to complete. Some people may require more than one appointment to get to the shade they desire.
The new shade of your teeth generally lasts a couple of years, but it depends on how well you take care of your teeth. Avoiding dark-colored foods that stain your teeth can help your teeth to remain whiter for a longer amount of time.