Professional Teeth Whitening Services in Tuscaloosa, AL
If you would like to have a brighter smile and are seeking a dentist who provides professional teeth whitening in Tuscaloosa, David A. Scott, DMD, offers two highly effective options.
At the dental practice of Dr. David Scott, you can choose from a chair-side whitening treatment with the popular Zoom!® whitening system for immediate results or Opalescence® Custom take-home trays if you’d rather take your time and whiten at home.
Which Whitening Option is Best for You?
Opalescence® Custom take-home trays – This method gradually whitens teeth several shades. This is one of the most effective professional take-home teeth whitening systems available.
The benefit of at-home teeth whitening is that it can last longer, allowing you to maintain your new bright smile for a greater period of time. For teens who have had braces removed and want to lift stains that occur during treatment, this method of whitening is preferred for a uniform smile.
Zoom!® Chairside Whitening – In this procedure, Dr. Scott prepares your teeth and applies the whitening formula to each tooth. A special light is then used to activate the whitening agent. After an hour long appointment, patients will notice a significant improvement to the shade of their smile. Zoom!® is commonly used for patients looking to whiten their teeth before meetings, graduations, and other important events. Our Tuscaloosa dental office offers the take-home teeth whitening system in conjunction with our in-office treatment for effective smile maintenance.
Are Some Teeth difficult to Whiten?
Extrinsic stains, or those that come from years of drinking dark liquids, smoking, or less than ideal home dental care, can almost always benefit from professional teeth whitening. On the other hand, intrinsic stains, or those that are caused by genetics or medications like antibiotics, can be resistant to whitening and may require veneers to achieve the desired bright smile.
Furthermore, those who suffer from sensitivity to their teeth and gums are not good candidates, as the whitening formulas can irritate those with this condition.
Can I get professional results with over-the Counter teeth whitening methods?
No, the best results you are likely to get with consumer brand whiteners are about 2 shades lighter, compared to professional whitening which can brighten your smile an average of seven shades.
For quality professional teeth whitening in Tuscaloosa, call the dental office of David A. Scott, DMD, today.