Teeth Whitening in Kansas City, MO
Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.
To accomplish the whitening of your teeth, we utilize a product called ZOOM!. ZOOM! is a chairside whitening procedure that uses a safe whitening gel and a low intensity light to activate the gel. This combination allows us to provide you with teeth that are 6-10 shades whiter in about an hour!
If brushing alone were enough, everyone would have perfectly white teeth with minimal effort. Unfortunately, every day habits and lifestyle factors can get in the way, leading to a dull, stained and discolored smile over time. Professional teeth whitening treatments can counteract the effects of your diet and habits like smoking. But even if you don't smoke and avoid drinks like coffee, tea and red wine, your teeth are still not immune to losing their luster. As we age, the teeth's protective enamel layer begins to thin, making them more susceptible to damage and staining. Products that you can buy at a supermarket or pharmacy can help somewhat, but over the counter whitening toothpastes and gels are not as strong and effective as professional grade treatments available through a dentist.
The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments
Studies have shown that damaged and stained teeth are the feature that most people report feeling the most embarrassed and insecure about. And unfortunately it can't be chalked up to personal paranoia. People with whiter, stain free teeth are generally viewed as more confident, self assured and competent, which can affect everything from professional opportunities to social interactions and connections.
How Professional Teeth Whitening Works
Dr. Tood Bellem offers two convenient methods for whitening your teeth. Depending on your schedule and personal preference, you can choice from either in-office or at-home professional teeth whitening treatments. The in-office treatment consists of a single hydrogen peroxide gel treatment. The treatment takes approximately an hour, for virtually instant results. The at-home treatment involves a few more steps and the results are more gradual, but is a good option if you can follow through on the applications and prefer to apply the treatment on your own time in the comfort of your own home.