Teeth Whitening

Jackson MI Teeth Whitening DentistsDisappointed with how dull or yellow your smile looks? Our Jackson cosmetic dentists offer both Zoom and KöR teeth whitening for radiant results after just one in-office session.

If you’d prefer to whiten teeth in the comfort of your own home, no problem. We can supply you with custom whitening trays and powerful, yet safe Zoom brand teeth whitening gel.

Why Are My Teeth Stained?

When it comes to tooth discoloration, there are a few likely culprits. Everyone knows about the staining power of coffee but it is by no means the only reason for the off-white color of your teeth.

Cause aside, discoloration can also be filtered into one of three categories: extrinsic, intrinsic, and age-related. By extrinsic, we mean outside forces coming into contact with your teeth, i.e., your morning coffee or tea. Intrinsic stains deal more with what could be going on inside your body and age-related is of course due to aging.

Stained or discolored teeth may also be caused by:

  • Drinking red wine, tea, coffee, dark sodas, etc.
  • Smoking or use of other tobacco products
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Certain prescribed medications
  • Excessive fluoride

In-Office vs. At-Home Teeth Whitening

Our dentists believe in giving patients options with regards to teeth whitening. Some prefer the office environment and the trained eyes monitoring the entire process while others wish to whiten their teeth at their own pace at home.

Your decision will ultimately depend on your specific wants and needs. Before you decide anything, however, our dentists will need to see if you’re a proper candidate. This will be determined by a quick oral examination of your teeth and gums where we’ll look for any issues like cavities, gum disease, etc. If all is well, we’ll get started.

Advantages of in-office teeth whitening include:

  • No worries about messing up on your own or being too forgetful
  • Relatively quick procedure
  • Clinically proven to lighten teeth by multiple shades in one visit
  • KöR teeth whitening uses a high-potency, refrigerated whitening gel to reduce sensitivity
  • Zoom uses a specialized LED light to accelerate the progress of oxidation and whiten teeth faster

Advantages of at-home teeth whitening include:

  • Process is completed on your own time
  • Easy to follow steps
  • Results in gradual whitening over a few weeks
  • Professional-grade whitening gel is safe to use at home
  • Little to no sensitivity after completion
  • Custom whitening trays and gel are provided

Don’t Settle for a Dull Smile

Your teeth don’t have to remain the color they are. Our cosmetic dentists in Jackson, MI, can work with you to determine whether you’re a candidate for teeth whitening and how much brighter you’d like your teeth to look. Call The Dental Experience today at (517) 787-5367 to request an appointment.