What Are The Benefits Of Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening?

Since you’ve made it to this page, you’re most likely researching ways to whiten your stained teeth. Or maybe you’re in the market for a new cosmetic dentist who can brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening services.

In this article, we’re going to talk about in-office teeth whitening performed at Longleaf Dental. Keep reading to learn all about whitening your teeth professionally, instead of wasting your hard-earned money on over-the-counter whitening products.

So join us.


How did your teeth become stained? Learn how to stop your bad habits before they stain your teeth.

square-whiteningWondering why your teeth have become stained? Wouldn’t it be nice to know the cause(s) so that you can prevent tooth stains in the future?

At Longleaf Dental, we like to educate our patients. To that extent, we’d like to help you understand how to practice proper oral health habits.

So here are a few things that can cause your teeth to become yellow, brown, or stained:

  • Hot and cold tea (especially black teas)
  • Red and white wine
  • Soda (dark colas)
  • Sports drinks that are highly acidic
  • Dark-colored sauces (soy sauce, etc)
  • Dark-colored berries (blackberries, blueberries, etc)
  • Tobacco and cigarettes
  • Certain antibiotics (such as tetracycline)

(source: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/foods-stain-teeth-feature)

If you want whiter teeth, limit these as much as possible. If you’re going to expose yourself to these items, then brush your teeth shortly after consumption or use.


What are the options to remove stains from my teeth? This is a popular question!

zoom-whitening-squareOf course there are many over-the-counter products that claim to whiten dull smiles. But do they work? Well, for purposes of this article, we’re going to give you the short answer— they won’t remove tough stains on your teeth.

So if your teeth have been stained for many years, professional in-office whitening services would be best for you. In-office whitening services are designed to remove heavy stains that have been there for years and years.

This should be music to your ears if you’re a six-cup-per-day coffee or cola drinker who has stained teeth.

Another option that some patients choose— at-home whitening trays customized by your dentist. This option allows patients to whiten their smiles in the convenience of their own home and on their own schedule.

At Longleaf Dental, many of our patients love the Zoom!® whitening in office service, though. We know you’ll love all of the benefits of Zoom! whitening.

More details about Zoom! teeth whitening for a flawless smile (benefits of professional in-office teeth whitening included in this section)

Some common facts about Zoom! whitening:

  • A fast appointment that will whiten your teeth. The appointment takes approximately one hour and you’ll see near-immediate results.
  • It is a smart way to brighten your smile quickly for big, upcoming events. For instance, some patients choose Zoom! whitening a month or so prior to their wedding day for a flawless smile on their big day.
    Zoom! whitening is effective. Put simply, it works.
  • Brighten your smile up to 8 shades lighter and whiter. Now those are results to show off!
  • Whitening your smile professionally by a dentist can increase your self esteem and self confidence. You won’t have a reason to feel self-conscious about your smile.

To learn even more about Zoom! whitening, visit our page here.

Information from the makers of Zoom! whitening can be found here.


So what happens during your Zoom! teeth whitening appointment?

doctors-squareAs mentioned previously, the appointment will take approximately one hour. It is a painless treatment. The dentist will apply a whitening gel to the surface of each tooth.

Then a special light will be used to activate the gel. After approximately 15 minutes, the gel will be removed and you can rinse your mouth.

After rinsing your mouth, the gel will be applied a second time and will remain on the tooth’s surface for another 15 minutes. The gel will be removed and you can rinse your mouth.

Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to look in the mirror and see your brand new smile!


Ready to brighten your smile with in-office whitening at Longleaf Dental?

If you are ready to say goodbye to stained teeth, call Longleaf Dental. Our dentists would love to create the smile of your dreams!

Just call us to schedule an appointment or use our website to submit the Contact Us form. Additionally, our contact information can be found here.

We look forward to meeting you and serving your family.