How can I get whiter teeth?
The desire for a bright smile is nearly universal. There are several different ways to whiten your teeth. Professional whitening is done in the dentist’s office and uses bleaching agents (such as hydrogen peroxide) that remove stains from the enamel. This can provide the most dramatic results, with teeth becoming several shades whiter in just one hour.
Dr. Parshin uses the Zoom! professional whitening system. The whitening agent dissolves into the tooth enamel and breaks apart the bonds in the molecules causing the stains, which allows it to remove the stubborn stains below the tooth’s surface. In his professional opinion, the Zoom! system offers the best results available, and it is also preferred by more patients than any other brand.
There are also over-the-counter whitening products available, but the results are much less noticeable than what most people are looking for. Whitening strips will take many applications to achieve results, and can cause harm if not used exactly as directed. Whitening toothpastes are also widely available. These may help to maintain the results of your whitening treatments, but are not enough by themselves to get significant results.