In-office whitening is ideal if you need a whiter smile fast for a special occasion like a wedding, photoshoot, or reunion. We use high-quality ZOOM! Whitening products at our office. Dr. Antoun will carefully clean your teeth, then use dental retractors to protect your lips and tongue from the powerful whitening agents. Next, your gums will be painted with a protective solution to prevent contact with the whitener.
Dr. Antoun will meticulously apply the whitener and excite the molecules with a special laser. The whitener will then be rinsed away, and you'll have a brighter, more beautiful smile.
Take-home whitening is done with custom-made trays and a professional-grade whitening compound. First, you’ll come into our office to have your teeth measured for your trays. Then, you’ll follow Dr. Antoun’s instructions while you whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home.
In most cases, you’ll whiten your teeth for about 2-4 hours or overnight for 2 weeks. The end result is a bright, beautiful smile. This method of treatment is usually more affordable and allows you to spend less time in the dentist’s chair, but provides more gradual results.
If your teeth are healthy and strong, teeth whitening may be right for you. Our patients often experience staining due to the natural aging process, or because of habits like drinking coffee and tea, or using tobacco. To find out more and explore your options for cosmetic dentistry, schedule your consultation with Dr. Antoun today!
Professional teeth whitening is stronger and provides better results than over-the-counter whitening products. Professional whitening can also be customized for your particular needs, unlike over-the-counter products.
Most ADA approved over-the-counter products like Crest Whitestrips, are “one-size-fits-all”, which means that you are unable to get custom results. They also have very low levels of peroxide (whitener), which means they deliver subpar results.
On the other hand, some non-ADA-approved whitening kits use extremely high, unsafe levels of whitener. They provide you with more extreme results, but are very dangerous and could lead to issues like damage to gums and enamel, which can cause chalky, brittle teeth.
For predictable, safe, and guaranteed results, it’s always better to choose professional whitening from Dr. Antoun at Sapphire Smiles.
Depending on how well you care for your teeth, your new smile will last anywhere from 1-3 years. There are some steps you can take to prolong its effects, such as switching to a peroxide-based whitening mouthwash and toothpaste.
Proper oral hygiene, including brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day, is also important for keeping your smile bright. Come to Sapphire Smiles for professional cleaning every 6 months to ensure your smile stays healthy and stain-free. Additionally, reducing your intake of staining beverages like coffee, tea, soda, and wine can help prevent discoloration. You can also drink these beverages with a straw to minimize contact with your teeth, which will keep them whiter.