Teeth Whitening

Your smile is very important. It’s one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful. It can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression.

At Ararat Dental we work with Zoom to ensure optimum safety, and comes in different treatment types and strengths to fit your lifestyle and sensitivity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should you observe any staining on your teeth, seeking professional teeth whitening might be the answer.

Nonetheless, it’s crucial to understand that this procedure might not be appropriate for everyone, particularly children younger than 16 years old, or those with conditions such as cavities, gum disease, sensitive teeth.

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Consulting your dentist before investing time and money into over-the-counter tooth whitening kits is advisable to ensure the treatment is suitable for you.

Teeth whitening is most effective for individuals with yellowish teeth, whereas it may not yield significant results for those with brown teeth. For teeth that are gray or purple in hue, bleaching treatments are likely ineffective. Tooth bleaching may lead to temporary sensitivity or discomfort, especially for those already experiencing sensitive teeth.

Moreover, incorrect application of home whitening kits can result in gum damage, such as burns or temporary discoloration.

The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System will make your teeth dramatically whiter in a little over an hour. The procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. The dentist then applies the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel, which was designed to be used with a specially designed light. They will work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up stains and discoloration. With proper care your smile will sparkle for years.

Dental hygiene products with whitening properties

Affordable and easy to incorporate into your daily dental routine, whitening toothpaste, and mouthwash are probably the most popular teeth-whitening products. Getting whiter teeth simply by switching to teeth-whitening toothpaste and mouthwash seems to be an ideal situation. The downside of these products is that they need time to show some results and when those results show up, they are not nearly as dramatic as the producer advertises.

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Over the counter teeth whitening solutions

Over-the-counter teeth, whitening solutions come in multiple forms. There are whitening strips, gels, and all-fitting trays. They all work on the same principle: the teeth are exposed to a teeth-whitening substance (mainly hydrogen peroxide, but it can also be carbamide peroxide) for a period (at least 30 minutes and up to 12 hours). The procedure is repeated for some days until the teeth have reached the wanted shade. These products remove stains and improve the teeth’s aspect.

Tooth sensitivity and gum irritation have been often reported after such treatments. Also, the concentration of the active substance of over-the-shelf products is considerably lower than in the procedures performed in dental offices. The medium concentration of at-home whitening kits is 3.5% hydrogen peroxide while dentists use 24% to 40% hydrogen peroxide. It means that the whitening process is slower with the home kits. Thus, in-office teeth whitening procedures are recommended.

Professional teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening is the safest and most effective method of having a white smile. Before starting the in-office whitening procedure, you get a full mouth examination. If there are any problems with receding gums, sensitive teeth, cavities, or other similar problems, the dentist will try to solve them first. If everything is in good condition, the dentist suggests one of the options available: traditional bleaching using a customized mouthguard, bleaching activated by a laser beam, or laser teeth whitening. A rubber shield will be placed on the gums and mouth tissues for protection.

✓ The in-office teeth whitening requires, at least, two sessions for optimal results, but more sessions may be needed in the case of brown-colored or grey-colored teeth. Grey-colored teeth are the result of antibiotics and are the hardest to whiten, so patience and perseverance are required to obtain good results.
✓ Laser teeth whitening is quite useful and the latest method. Herein, the hydrogen peroxide is painted on the teeth, and your teeth are subjected to an intense ray of light that speeds up the whitening process.

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Teeth whitening can be achieved through a multitude of procedures. However, before choosing one, talk to us and we will suggest the method that best suits you.

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Teeth Whitening

At Ararat Dental we work with Zoom to ensure optimum safety, and comes in different treatment types and strengths to fit your lifestyle and sensitivity.

The Zoom!  In-Office Whitening System will make your teeth dramatically whiter in a little over an hour. The procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. The dentist then applies the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel, which was designed to be used with a specially designed light. They will work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up stains and discoloration. With proper care your smile will sparkle for years.

Your smile is very important. It’s one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful. It can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression.

Dental hygiene products with whitening properties

Affordable and easy to incorporate into your daily dental routine, whitening toothpaste, and mouthwash are probably the most popular teeth-whitening products. Getting whiter teeth simply by switching to teeth-whitening toothpaste and mouthwash seems to be an ideal situation. The downside of these products is that they need time to show some results and when those results show up, they are not nearly as dramatic as the producer advertises.

Over the counter teeth whitening solutions

Over-the-counter teeth, whitening solutions come in multiple forms. There are whitening strips, gels, and all-fitting trays. They all work on the same principle: the teeth are exposed to a teeth-whitening substance (mainly hydrogen peroxide, but it can also be carbamide peroxide) for a period (at least 30 minutes and up to 12 hours). The procedure is repeated for some days until the teeth have reached the wanted shade. These products remove stains and improve the teeth’s aspect.

Tooth sensitivity and gum irritation have been often reported after such treatments. Also, the concentration of the active substance of over-the-shelf products is considerably lower than in the procedures performed in dental offices. The medium concentration of at-home whitening kits is 3.5% hydrogen peroxide while dentists use 24% to 40% hydrogen peroxide. It means that the whitening process is slower with the home kits. Thus, in-office teeth whitening procedures are recommended.

Professional teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening is the safest and most effective method of having a white smile. Before starting the in-office whitening procedure, you get a full mouth examination. If there are any problems with receding gums, sensitive teeth, cavities, or other similar problems, the dentist will try to solve them first. If everything is in good condition, the dentist suggests one of the options available: traditional bleaching using a customized mouthguard, bleaching activated by a laser beam, or laser teeth whitening. A rubber shield will be placed on the gums and mouth tissues for protection.

  • The in-office teeth whitening requires, at least, two sessions for optimal results, but more sessions may be needed in the case of brown-colored or grey-colored teeth. Grey-colored teeth are the result of antibiotics and are the hardest to whiten, so patience and perseverance are required to obtain good results.
  • Laser teeth whitening is quite useful and the latest method. Herein, the hydrogen peroxide is painted on the teeth, and your teeth are subjected to an intense ray of light that speeds up the whitening process.

Teeth whitening can be achieved through a multitude of procedures. However, before choosing one, talk to us and we will suggest the method that best suits you.