Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment from our Hoover practice that whitens your teeth by up to 10 shades to remove discoloration and remove intrinsic and extrinsic stains. The whitening agent contains peroxide which increases the porosity of your teeth so it can penetrate deeper than the enamel.
Oxygen molecules in the peroxide react with staining compounds and break them down, revealing whiter, brighter teeth. At Copper Leaf Dental Co. we offer take-home whitening so that you can improve your smile from the comfort of your own home.
Dr. Hebert will need you to come in for a consultation to assess the severity of your tooth discoloration and determine if you are a good candidate for take-home whitening.
We will need you to come into our Hoover office for a quick appointment so we can take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab that will fabricate your custom-made whitening trays.
Once your trays have been created and we’ve received them, you’ll return to our office to pick them up along with the whitening gel and written instructions.
The written instructions will tell you how to apply your whitening gel to the trays and place them over your teeth. It will also tell you how long to keep them in for.
To produce the best results, you will need to wear your trays for about 1 to 2 weeks depending on the severity of your discoloration.
A whiter smile is so worth it. With Zoom teeth whitening treatments, you can brighten your smile by up to 8 shades in as little as 45 minutes. Improve the luster of your smile while reducing sensitivity.
Teeth whitening not only drastically lightens the shade of your teeth but also improves your overall smile, effectively making you look younger and more approachable. Take-home whitening is just as effective as in-office whitening but produces more gradual results over 1 to 2 weeks.
This is a better option for Hoover patients who experience tooth sensitivity because the peroxide concentration is much lower. Patients can enjoy the convenience of being able to whiten their teeth at home while they multitask. Newly whitened teeth make you feel more confident and encourage you to put yourself out there more.
A good candidate for teeth whitening is someone in good oral health, meaning no active oral health problems like tooth decay or gum disease. If you are otherwise healthy but are displeased with the shade of your teeth due to discoloration, then teeth whitening is the perfect solution.
Tooth sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening, especially after in-office whitening because it exposes your dentinal tubules that are connected to nerves, causing hypersensitivity. This is a result of demineralization of your teeth but it subsides within a couple of days, as your teeth remineralize.
You can reduce this by brushing your teeth with toothpaste for sensitive teeth, applying a desensitizing gel, and avoiding foods and drinks at extreme temperatures. Take-home whitening typically does not cause as severe tooth sensitivity.