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Teeth Whitening in Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor

Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. It displays your confidence, friendliness, and happiness. Stained or yellow teeth can often make use feel self-conscious. As we age, our teeth naturally begin to dull and so many people use teeth bleaching as a way to brighten their smile and feel more confident.

In this post, we are going to tell you everything that you need to know about teeth whitening, Ypsilanti. We will be explaining with the Zoom! teeth whitening procedure. This is widely considered the best teeth whitening procedure on the market.

Causes of Stained Teeth

Before you head off to your dentist for teeth whitening in Ann Arbor, let us have a look at what can cause stains on the teeth.

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Some beverages, like tea and coffee
  • Certain foods, like potatoes
  • Disease
  • Medication
  • Dental Fillings
  • Age
  • Trauma
  • Genetics
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Some of these, like age and trauma, you can do nothing about. But you can be careful about what you eat, and you can practice good dental hygiene on a daily basis.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

The primary benefit is that it makes the teeth more aesthetically pleasing. They look cleaner and brighter, and you automatically look younger as a result. You don’t have to feel self-conscious about smiling anymore.

A secondary benefit is that the whitening procedure can make it easier for veneers and other similar treatments to blend in with the other teeth in your mouth.

Teeth Whitening Process

An initial consultation to ensures that you are a good candidate for the procedure. The dentist will ask about your current lifestyle and oral hygiene habits. They want to make sure that you will be able to maintain the results.

They will also need to check that your mouth is in good shape. If there are any infections, these will need to be sorted out first.

The dentist will start by professionally cleaning teeth before the procedure for maximum efficiency. When you get to the procedure itself, the dentist will cover the gums and lips and protect them from the whitening gel.

A gel is then applied and exposed to the Zoom! LED light. This expedites the whitening process and helps the treatment work its way down to the root of the stains. It will be left on for three sessions of fifteen minutes each.

After the Procedure

You will be given a custom-fitted tray to use at home for follow-up treatment. Our dentists give you instructions for home usage. If you are a smoker, you will be advised to quit smoking.  You should also avoid foods that could stain the teeth again.

You might be advised to use a whitening toothpaste to help keep the results looking sparkly for longer. Other than that, though, all that is expected of you is that you practice good dental hygiene – brushing teeth twice a day and flossing every night.

Bi-annual visits to the dentistry will help to descale the teeth and keep them in tip-top condition.

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