How to Improve Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

Life has big moments in it and you’ll want to look your best in them. Smiling is an important way to project confidence and win over others. But maybe you’re self-conscious about smiling because your teeth are discolored. Maybe you need a boost to your confidence that comes from brighter, whiter teeth? If you can relate to any of the above, professional teeth whitening treatments may be just what you need to smile a winning smile!  If you are in the Birmingham, AL area and are considering professional teeth whitening, Dr. Bruce Spink and his team at Spink Dentistry can help.

How Do Teeth Get Discolored?

Even if you’ve faithfully cared for your teeth by brushing and flossing as recommended by your dentist Dr. Spink, discoloration of your teeth will still occur naturally over time. This discoloration can be worsened by other factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even some prescription medications can cause discoloration as a side effect. Following your dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this process down and help your smile stay brighter and healthier longer. However, it cannot reverse this process entirely. For this reason, Birmingham, AL dentist Dr. Spink offers patients the option of in office or take home teeth whitening. Both treatments can erase years’ worth of stains and restore a more youthful appearance for your teeth. A fresh, white smile can boost your sense of confidence and help you feel ready to meet whatever challenge you’re facing.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Our fastest method of teeth whitening is the in-office procedure with Zoom Whitening. Zoom is a scientifically advanced process that can be completed in the office.  Zoom Whitening involves coating the teeth in a powerful bleaching agent made with ph balanced Hydrogen Peroxide. Our skilled and conscientious staff then applies a special light to maximize the whitening power of the solution.  Zoom Whitening can whiten your teeth by six to eight shades in only one session! This takes a little over an hour. Results will depend on the severity and source of stains on the patient’s teeth, with certain stains being more difficult to remove completely. Dr. Spink will discuss expected results prior to your treatment during your consultation. This process may need to be repeated several times until your desired shade is achieved.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit

Spink Dentistry also offers KoR Whitening.  KoR Whitening is a take-home system, popular for being easy and convenient to use.  KoR involves your dentist’s office making a custom mold of your smile. This mold is used to create a custom mouthpiece, called a bleaching tray for use to use with KoR’s bleaching agent and wear on your teeth while sleeping. KoR’s whitening gel restores the natural ability of our teeth to absorb oxygen, causing stains to fade or even disappear!  The bleaching gel will remove stains and, because it contains fluoride, it will also strengthen your enamel while reducing sensitivity. After about a week of regular nightly use, your teeth will look dramatically whiter. Teeth have been observed to improve as much as sixteen shades with proper use of this treatment. All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and Dr. Spink carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments.

Teeth Whitening in Birmingham, AL

To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Spink at Spink Dentistry in Birmingham, AL by calling 205.235.5043 or request an appointment online.