Over time, and due to lifestyle choices, our teeth can take on a less appealing appearance because of discoloration. Luckily, teeth whitening is one of the quickest and most cost effective treatments you can choose to brighten your smile. Whitening your teeth can actually remove years from your appearance. Dr. Robert Donnelly can help you achieve a brighter smile with in-office teeth whitening in San Marcos.
At San Marcos Gentle Dental, we offer the ZOOM! in-office whitening system. This procedure can be done in a little over an hour, and you’ll leave our office with teeth that are 6-10 shades lighter. This system is ideal for patients who want quicker and more effective results.
We start by protecting your gums, cheeks and lips with a barrier, and then we’ll apply ZOOM!’s high strength whitening gel to your teeth. The gel is then activated with a special light, and we finish with a fluoride treatment to help eliminate sensitivity. The result is a dazzling, whiter smile that you’ll be proud to share with the world!
Professional Whitening vs Over-the-Counter Products
It may seem easier or more cost effective to purchase a whitening system from your local grocery store, however there are benefits to professional whitening that you should consider. First, the whitening gel that the ZOOM! whitening system uses is a much higher strength that what you can purchase at the store. This is why we can achieve such amazing results in only one appointment. It will take a lot longer, and many more applications to achieve even half of the whitening that ZOOM! is capable of.
Next, over-the-counter products are not customized, which means they might not fit very well and may put you at risk for injuries from excess whitening gel. At San Marcos Gentle Dental, your safety is our top priority and we take every measure to protect your soft tissue from injury. It’s always advisable to whiten under the supervision of your dentist in case you have any issues with sensitivity.
If you’re considering whitening your teeth, contact our office to learn more. Dr. Donnelly and any member of our staff can answer any of your questions and give you more information about our ZOOM! whitening system.