Comprehensive Teeth Whitening in Brockton, MA
At the practice of Dr. Karen Martin-Phillips, the team offers safe and highly effective teeth whitening with Philips Zoom® to provide you with a bright, beautiful smile. We offer both take-home and in-office options for your convenience. Our team is proud to deliver trusted teeth teeth bleaching options to residents across Brockton, MA. Schedule an appointment for your customized treatment starting today!
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How Do Teeth Get Stained?
Years of constant use and dietary and lifestyle habits can contribute to stained teeth. Genetics and neglected oral hygiene can also lead to dental discoloration. Other factors include aging, dental plaque and tartar buildup, and taking certain medications.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening with Philips Zoom
Philips Zoom is an advanced, professional-grade system. This treatment has the power to address surface stains as well as deep yellowing and discoloration. Its main benefits are:
Fast Results. With Philips Zoom, Dr. Martin-Philips can help you achieve a whiter smile, often in as little as an hour. You do not have to wait for hours, days, or weeks to enjoy your results. You can leave our office with confidence knowing that your teeth are brighter than when you walked in.
Safe Treatment. Only your teeth are exposed during the Zoom procedure. We cover your gums lips to protect them during your treatment process. Your teeth are also safe from UVB and UVA rays, dispensed in smaller doses than traditional laser whitening.
Comfortable. Although you might experience some sensitivity, Zoom often provides comfortable treatment overall. The gel used is formulated to combat irritations, helping to soothe your teeth and gums. In most cases, the minor sensitivity you feel is over by the end of the process.
Cost-Effective. Although Zoom is a little pricier than other teeth bleaching solutions, instant, lasting results and convenience are well worth the price. You can also enjoy long-term savings since treatment does not require you to whiten as often.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Hydrogen peroxide is the main ingredient in teeth whitening products. We use safer and more effective agents than those found in over-the-counter solutions. Tooth stains consist of dark-colored substances that accumulate on and within tooth enamel.
When applied to the surfaces of your teeth, dental stains come into contact with hydrogen peroxide and the oxidation breaks up the discoloration. Results vary from one patient to the next.
Various factors can impact the success of teeth your whitening. These include the original color of teeth, treatment duration, the power of the agents used, and your oral hygiene habits. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Martin-Phillips can get you started on a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
Comprehensive In-Office Whitening
Our team will start by professionally cleaning your teeth to get rid of some of the surface stains. We'll then place a flexible plastic protector over your smile to shield your gums and ensure only your teeth remain visible.
Dr. Martin-Phillips will then apply the whitening gel to your teeth and activate it with the Philips Zoom blue light. She reapplies the gel at least twice more in 15-minute intervals during the procedure. Protective fluoride gel can be applied to help reduce sensitivity after your procedure. Your teeth will likely appear remarkably white immediately after treatment and often assume a more natural shade a few days later.
Philips Zoom results can last up to four years. However, the exact duration depends on your aftercare regimen and lifestyle and oral hygiene habits.
Convenient Take-Home Whitening
Take-home teeth whitening can be an ideal solution if brightening your smile at our office is not for you. This option takes two visits to create your customized kit. First, our dentist takes impressions of your teeth and sends them to the lab who crafts your custom trays.
Your trays are created to fit closely and comfortably within your smile. This fit is essential for ensuring even results. The trays also help to prevent the bleaching solution from leaking out and irritating your gums. At your second appointment, we make sure the custom trays fit, then provide you with your take-home kit.
The specialty-grade solution is available in preloaded syringes or may come preloaded in the trays. You'll add the gel to the trays and wear them for at least half an hour daily for two weeks. Our Zoom home kit’s specially formulated gel protects tooth enamel while reducing sensitivity and improving appeal. The kit contains syringes, a shade guide, an Eva case, and a travel bag. Optional additions include whitening toothpaste and mouth rinses.
5 Helpful Tips to Keep Your Teeth White After Treatment
You should take proactive measures to keep your teeth white after a professional procedure. The following tips can help you maintain your bright new smile:
- Avoid Stain-Causing Foods & Drinks - The most common culprits are coffee, red wine, tea, berries, tomato sauces, and sugary foods. These have larger color-pigments and properties that can compromise tooth enamel and cause stains.
- Choose a Healthier, Nutritious Diet Instead - Foods that help to protect your teeth include crunchy fruits and water-packed vegetables. These also promote a healthy saliva flow. Drinking more water helps to dilute acids from unhealthy foods and drinks that can otherwise harm your enamel.
- Avoid Smoking & Tobacco Products - The tar in nicotine can stain your teeth mere months after bleaching. Cigarettes and tobacco also increase the risk of plaque, gum disease, and oral cancers.
- Practice Good & Consistent Oral Hygiene - Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once daily. Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash every day and use whitening toothpaste at least once a week. Use a straw when drinking stain-causing beverages, and brush immediately after eating sticky or sugary food. Consider an electric toothbrush, which is often more effective than handheld alternatives.
- Use Home-Based Touch-Ups - We can recommend touch-ups with take-home kits or toothpaste to help keep your teeth whiter for longer.
These tips are helpful. However, the most important solution is to make appointments with Dr. Martin-Phillips for a professional evaluation and preventive dental cleanings and exams. Besides keeping your teeth white, our dentist can identify and treat any oral issues you might have.
Contact Us for a Whiter, Brighter Smile
Are you ready to enjoy a more luminous smile? Professional teeth whitening from Dr. Karen Martin-Phillips could be the answer! Our dentist focused her skills on providing her patients with whiter, healthier teeth through advanced cosmetic solutions. We have a reputation for performing comfortable procedures with integrity.
Please schedule an appointment today for more details on our bleaching treatments.
CALL US: (508) 584-1700 REQUEST APPOINTMENT