Research shows that many adults feel that whiter teeth will advance their career. They also perceive whiter teeth to be advantageous with members of the opposite sex. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, utilize cutting edge technology with their in-office whitening treatment, Zoom! whitening. Zoom! lightens your teeth up to ten shades in just one hour. They also offer customized whitening trays for patients who prefer to whiten at home. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris now answer some common questions about teeth whitening.
Q: How do I know if I am a good candidate for teeth whitening?
A: Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris will thoroughly inspect your teeth to be sure that teeth whitening is appropriate for you. If you possess cavities or signs of gum disease, your dentists will correct these prior to approving you for teeth whitening.
Q: What are the steps for the Zoom! whitening treatment?
A: Dr. Jones or Dr. Harris will first brush your teeth to prepare them for treatment. They will then place a shield over your gums and lips to block any of the bleaching agent. Then, your dentists will apply the Zoom! hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth. They will shine a Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp that activates the gel, and then they will let the gel penetrate the teeth for about 15 minutes. After that time, they clean off the gel and repeat the steps two more times. Upon completion, Dr. Jones or Dr. Harris will apply a special paste to the teeth that protects the teeth from experiencing sensitivity following the treatment.
Q: How can I maintain my whitening as long as possible?
A: Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris will give you a take-home whitening kit that is comprised of custom-fitted whitening trays to perform touch-ups in the comfort of your own home. Avoiding staining products such as red wine, soda, coffee, and tobacco products will help you to preserve your new smile. Also, attending regular cleanings every six months will give your dentists an opportunity to clean away plaque and tartar which will extend the life of the whitening treatment.
Q: Will a whitening toothpaste lighten my teeth?
A: These toothpastes only alter surface stains, but they do not actually modify the color of your teeth like a professional whitening treatment does.
About Our Doctors
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening or to schedule a consultation, call Mansfield Dental Associates at (817) 473-6227. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris proudly treat patients from Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian and neighboring areas.