What to Know About Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can be a frustrating process. There are many different ways to whiten your teeth, some being more effective than others. Individuals who have healthy teeth without any fillings are ideal candidates for teeth whitening procedures. Here are a few ways that may work for you.

Whitening Toothpastes:

Toothpastes sold in convenience stores don’t do what you may want them to do. These kinds of toothpaste are surface cleaners and help clean the stains just on the surface of your teeth. They do not contain bleach, which means they won’t give your teeth a deep whitening, like over the counter or professional whiteners. You should expect these kinds of toothpaste to only whiten your teeth by one shade.

Whitening Strips/Gels:

Whitening with strips is a time-consuming process that lasts up to 3-4 months before a final result is shown. If you have the patience, strips can be a more effective process than toothpaste. These strips are thin, invisible, and coated with Peroxide-based whitening gel. You should apply the strips twice a day to get the best results.

Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening (ZOOM):

This is where Pine Tree Dental Care comes in. With Philips ZOOM take-home whitening treatments, it’s easier than ever to help patients discover noticeably whiter smiles in just one week. Philips ZOOM is the only whitening system that uses ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate), potassium nitrate, and fluoride to deliver the gentle experience and whiter results patients want, as well as the effectiveness patients value.  This unique way to whiten your teeth not only whitens but also delivers enamel protection, reduces sensitivity, and helps improve luster.  This whitening system delivers greater comfort and better results.

Our professionals are trained to give you the whitest teeth of your life. For more information about the teeth whitening process we provide, visit our website or call us at 207-781-4216.