Questions About Tooth Whitening

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

What can professional tooth whitening do for my smile?

The advanced tooth whitening treatments available at our office can dramatically improve the overall look of your smile. The proprietary bleaching gel used in the Zoom! in-office whitening process lifts many different types of stains with ease, creating a tooth surface that is brighter and whiter in a single office visit. Many of our patients don’t realize exactly how discolored their smiles have become until they view their before and after photos following treatment. Whitening your smile can rejuvenate the appearance of your teeth and improve your self-confidence.

How white should I go?

When you come in for your free personal consultation, Dr. Greg Miyake will evaluate your level of discoloration and recommend the course of action that will give you the best results. It is important to keep in mind that a smile that is too white may look unnatural, so our goal is to give you results that are bold and bright without looking artificial.

Is the light-amplified Zoom! Teeth Whitening treatment safe for my teeth and gums?

Absolutely. The Zoom! bleaching gel is FDA-approved for safety, and your teeth and gums will be isolated before treatment to minimize sensitivity. The special absorption lamp uses an infrared filter to reduce heat on the surfaces of teeth. Only slight UVB rays are emitted during the process. Extensive research shows that the Zoom! tooth whitening system causes no structural changes to teeth or softening of the enamel.

Why is professional whitening preferable to over-the-counter kits?

Store-bought whiteners are not ideal for people who want predictable, sustainable whitening results. First of all, the FDA limits the concentration of bleaching ingredient in the drugstore whiteners, so you’ll need to repeat treatments over time to even come close to the results that you’ll see in the dentist chair. Secondly, with professional tooth whitening, Dr. Miyake is able to control and manage your results, ensuring that you get the shade of white you were looking for – one that is dramatic yet natural-looking. Finally, the in-office and take-home options we offer are completely customized and designed to provide even application of the bleaching gel while protecting your gums.

How long do the results of tooth whitening last?

The longevity of your whitening results will depend on several factors, including the type and level of whitening you choose, as well as your hygiene routine at home. If you consume staining substances like coffee and tea sparingly and avoid tobacco, your teeth will stay whiter longer. Most people experience some degree of discoloration just due to the aging process. If and when your teeth lose their luster, simply come back and visit us for a whitening touch-up. Typically, our Zoom! patients will maintain their results for an average of 1 – 2 years.

If you would like to talk to Dr. Miyake in person about our tooth whitening treatments, please contact our cosmetic dentistry team today to set up a free consultation. We serve patients in the Clovis-Madera-Fresno area, striving to improve your smile as easily and affordably as possible.