Your smile is likely the first thing people notice about you. You use it to greet friends, calm your children, and ease tension during uncomfortable situations. However, when your previously bright and white smile becomes dark, it can cause you to want to hide your smile. Dr. Richard Blackburn of Los Alamitos, CA, has helped countless patients improve their smile with Zoom laser teeth whitening services. He understands that patients want fast and effective treatment and provides it in a gentle and caring environment.
There are several reasons why your teeth can become discolored. Perhaps the most obvious is for those patients who enjoy dark beverages such as coffee, tea, or red wine. These items leave dark particles behind, which can stain the enamel of the teeth. Smoking and smokeless tobacco are both other common factors that can stain the teeth. Additionally, age, genetics, and certain medications can cause teeth to lose their sparkle.
A short stroll through the toothpaste aisle of your local drugstore will find no shortage of strips, gels, and kinds of toothpaste promising to whiten your teeth. Unfortunately, these products often leave patients disappointed with the results or even experiencing tooth sensitivity as a result. By working with your dentist, patients can use professional-grade products under the watchful eye of a trained and experienced professional to safely achieve the smile they want and deserve.
Dr. Blackburn uses Zoom whitening to help his patients achieve a brighter smile. This procedure involves using a professional-grade gel that is carefully applied to your teeth. The dental team will protect your gums and oral tissue to minimize the risk of gum damage or tooth sensitivity. Once the gel is applied to the teeth, it will be activated by a laser light device. In just one single treatment, patients can lighten their teeth up to eight shades.
Once you have achieved the smile you want, it is important to protect your teeth and prevent future discoloration. Dr. Blackburn offers the following tips: