Teeth Whitening Specialist

Alpha Dental

Cosmetic & General Dentists & Periodontists located in Lake Worth, FL

Do you want to feel more confident? Do you want to flash a smile that everyone notices? The cosmetic dental specialists at Alpha Dental in Lake Worth, Florida, can brighten your smile up to eight shades lighter with the in-office Philips Zoom!® teeth whitening system. Call the office, or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Who is a good candidate for teeth whitening?

The dental specialists at Alpha Dental consider teeth whitening a low-risk procedure, which means it’s safe for most patients. However, the dentist needs to conduct an oral examination to make sure it’s right for you.

Ideally, your teeth and gums should be in good health, and the staining on your teeth should be mild to moderate.

What is Philips Zoom!?

Philips Zoom! is an in-office whitening system that uses a high-powered bleaching gel, plus a special brightening accelerator light to bring out the brightness of your smile.

Zoom! not only lightens the yellow stains on the surface of your teeth, but may also improve the blue-gray stains under the enamel. Zoom! treatment can brighten your teeth up to eight shades brighter after only one session.

What can I expect during in-office teeth whitening?

Philips Zoom! teeth whitening system brightens your smile almost instantly. To brighten your teeth, the dental specialist gives you special glasses to protect your eyes and places a mouthguard to protect your gums.

Then the specialist paints the brightening gel on your teeth and shines the light over your teeth to begin the whitening process.

The bleach and light break up the stains on your teeth to reveal the natural brightness underneath.

The bleaching process takes about 45 minutes. Following the procedure, your teeth and gums may be sensitive to temperature, but the sensitivity doesn’t last.

How do I maintain teeth whitening?

To keep your teeth white, it’s important to brush and floss daily and visit the team at Alpha Dental for professional cleanings as scheduled.

To reduce teeth staining, limit your intake of foods and drinks known to cause stains such as :

  • Coffee and tea
  • Red wine
  • Cola
  • Blueberries and blackberries
  • Tomato sauce
  • Cumin

Brushing or chewing gum after eating or drinking these stain-causing foods may also help.

You may also be able to maintain your bright smile using at-home tooth whitening toothpaste. Of course, the Alpha Dental team would be happy to do touch-ups as needed to help you keep your confident smile.

The whitening process doesn’t protect your teeth from future stains, and if not properly cared for, you may notice your bright smile start to dull after a few months.

If you’d like to brighten your smile today, call the office or book an appointment online.