It is natural for teeth to darken over time. Certain food and drink, such as coffee, tea, and sodas, can cause yellow or brown stains on teeth. Childhood medications or illnesses, tobacco use or improper oral hygiene are also reasons your teeth may become discolored. Teeth whitening is an affordable, easy solution to this problem and can brighten your smile.
Hires Dental Care offers teeth whitening in their Perrysburg, OH area dentist office. You can choose from in-office treatment, at home treatment, or a combination of the two. We only use carefully selected professional tooth whitening brands that yield optimal results with minimal sensitivity to teeth and gums. Dr. J. Eric Hires, Dr. Nithya Nagaraj, and Dr. Shreea Handa may suggest teeth whitening combined with other restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures for a total smile makeover.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in teeth whitening in Sylvania Township, OH, Perrysburg, OH and Toledo, OH, schedule a consultation with Hires Dental Care. One of our experienced cosmetic dentists will discuss your dental health, cosmetic goals, and budget concerns before recommending treatments to help you achieve a smile you love. We are currently accepting new patients at our Toledo, OH and Perrysburg, OH area cosmetic dentistry office.
Teeth whitening has been used cosmetically in dentistry for many years, offering a quick and cost-effective smile makeover. Dr. Hires and his team are highly trained in administering and treating patients looking to whiten their teeth with Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening in their Perrysburg, OH dentist office. Teeth naturally become discolored during the aging process, and many patients seek ways to effectively brighten their smile for a more youthful appearance.
Other common causes of changes in tooth color include:
- Medical condition, certain medications
- Smoking, tobacco use
- Dark foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea and sodas
The Zoom Whitening procedure is simple and painless. If you want sparkling, whiter teeth instantly, Hires Dental Care offers Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening in the Perrysburg, OH area. This teeth whitening system is the number one patient requested professional teeth whitening brand and allows you to whiten your teeth up to eight shades. A consultation with Hires Dental Care prior to treatment will provide information as to what kind of results Zoom!® can provide in specific instances.
Zoom!® contains a hydrogen peroxide component (25%), which is the active ingredient in the gel. When hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth, the peroxide component breaks down into tiny oxygen bubbles. It is these bubbles that eliminate yellowing and staining.
A mercury metal halide light is used to activate the gel and expedite the whitening process. This specialized light contains a unique infrared filter that works to reduce the amount of heat (and therefore sensitivity) on the surface of the teeth during the procedure. The internal structure of the teeth remains completely healthy and intact during and after the treatment.
The advantages of ZOOM! Whitening includes:
- No messy trays to wear
- Can be done on your lunch hour
- Dramatic results that last
Many patients prefer the convenience of professional at-home teeth whitening kits. One of our experienced dentists at Hires Dental Care will create custom bleaching trays that will fit perfectly against your teeth and gums for minimal sensitivity and even whitening of the teeth.
This type of teeth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear, plastic, trays. At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary.
At-home teeth whitening trays with special whitening solution are either worn twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening.
It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching. It’s encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
At-home teeth whitening is also great for touch-ups and patients who want to maintain their Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening results.