Popular Teeth Whitening Procedures

Teeth Whitening is a procedure that restores the natural color of your teeth. There are many teeth whitening techniques offered at our dental office that we will review next. Our dentist at Harris Southwest Dental in Fort Worth,Texas  recommends various teeth whitening products based on your needs. We would love to help you achieve the smile you've been looking for, so if you want more information on the procedures or products mentioned below, don't hesitate to call us to schedule an appointment with our team.  Whitening your teeth can greatly reduce these stains and discolorations, giving you a whiter, brighter smile. There are several teeth whitening treatments that are available today and our practice offers excellent options yo achieve your desired results.

Take-Home Whitening Trays

What makes over the counter  eeth whitening kits so popular is that they can be done at home. These trays are available for both sensitive and non-sensitive teeth. Each teeth whitening kit consists of impression trays and teeth whitening gels. These "take-home trays" are engineered for anyone to use, and come with instructions on how to perform the procedure yourself.

These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.

Custom whitening trays are clear and are used in conjunction with a small dollop of gel, that is inserted in each tray which gives them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth. 
After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again, although It is not recommended to use them for at least another day after each application.
These whitening trays can be used several times to achieve the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on whether this treatment is right for you.

Zoom! In-Office Whitening

Zoom is a bleaching process widely used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine; or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom In-Office Tooth Whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.

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Harris Southwest Dental in Fort Worth,Texas can make sure that the teeth whitening procedure you are looking for is done with quality and care. Teeth whitening is a safe, comfortable way to get a bright, white smile. Results and treatment time may vary depending on the level of staining and whitening desired. Crowns, bridges, fillings, and veneers are not ways to whiten teeth. Therefore it is important that you speak with our dentist about options that provide effective results and are great for you. We recommend visiting our dentist for a pre-whitening consult and will be glad to help you schedule an appointment at your convenience. Call our office at 817-294-8092 to make an appointment today! We are here to provide you with effective results you'll love.