Teeth Whitening

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Stamford, CT

Teeth Whitening

Most people would like their smiles to be at least a bit whiter, but time constraints and tooth sensitivity often hold them back from teeth whitening treatments. Fortunately, Philips Zoom!™ whitening treatments are available at Tatiana Barton, DDS, in Stamford, Connecticut, and under Dr. Barton’s care, you can expect stunning results in less than an hour. If you want to eliminate stains and brighten your smile, reach out to the office online or call for an appointment to see if teeth whitening is right for you.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

Who can benefit from teeth whitening?

Most people can benefit from teeth whitening, but some will see more marked results. Philips Zoom! whitening can make the most noticeable difference for you if you have teeth stained yellow from aging, tobacco, dark cola, tea, coffee, or red wine. 

Other teeth shading (such as a gray tint from tetracycline or other chemicals) may still see improvements; they will just likely be less dramatic. 

During a shade assessment, Dr. Barton talks to you about your concerns and goals to determine the ideal level of whitening for your individual smile. She also makes sure that your teeth are in good condition for the treatment.

Teeth whitening may also be recommended if you’re going to have other dental procedures, such as fitting crowns or bridges, getting dentures, or placing dental implants, since Dr. Barton can then match them perfectly to your brighter smile. This is ideal since dental treatments can’t be whitened like your natural teeth.

What happens during in-office teeth whitening?

During your visit at Tatiana Barton, DDS, you get comfortable in the dental chair. If you have tooth sensitivity, you can use sensitivity-reducing toothpaste before treatment to ensure comfort.

Once your mouth is ready, Dr. Barton applies a protective solution to your lips and gums. The Philips Zoom! whitening gel follows and stays on your teeth under an activating LED light for 15 minutes. The gel and light break up the stains below the surface of your teeth. 

The process of applying the whitening gel and using a light to accelerate the process is repeated two more times, again for 15 minutes. Once the third round is complete, you can rinse and admire a smile that has lightened by up to eight shades in only 45 minutes. 

How long will my teeth whitening results last?

Teeth naturally yellow as time goes on, but Philips Zoom! whitening keeps your teeth sparkling for six months to a year, and sometimes longer with thorough care. You can prolong the effects of your whitening treatment by:

  • Limiting or brushing after consuming staining drinks like coffee or red wine
  • Avoiding smoking
  • Maintaining good dental hygiene
  • Attending regular dental exams and cleanings

You deserve a radiant smile. In-office teeth whitening with Philips Zoom! is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to improve your smile’s beauty, and the process has the added benefit of being remarkably pain-free. 

Contact Tatiana Barton, DDS, today by phone or reach out to the office online to learn more.