Uptown Dental

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening services offered in Cedar Hill, TX

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening services offered in Cedar Hill, TX

Teeth whitening provides a quick and effective way to reduce the appearance of stains and tooth discoloration. At Uptown Dental in Cedar Hill, Texas, general and cosmetic dentist Jeffrey Belz, DDS, offers in-office teeth whitening with Philips Zoom!® Zoom teeth whitening provides instant results that last for several months. Call Uptown Dental today to schedule a teeth whitening consultation or book your appointment online.

Teeth Cleaning Q + A

Is professional teeth whitening more effective than at-home teeth whitening?

Yes. Professional teeth whitening with Philips Zoom! can make your teeth up to eight shades lighter in a single treatment session.* At-home teeth whitening solutions, on the other hand, like whitening strips, help reduce stains, but they take several weeks or months to provide noticeable results. 

Professional teeth whitening is quick, affordable, and convenient. Once treatment is finished, you don’t have to worry about maintenance for at least four months. 

Why do teeth change color?

Everyone develops tooth discoloration due to general wear and tear. Daily activities, like eating and brushing your teeth, cause your enamel to wear down, revealing more of the yellow dentin underneath.

Tooth discoloration also occurs because of:

  • Drinking coffee, black tea, and soda
  • Using tobacco
  • Oral trauma
  • Taking medication with tetracycline

Brushing and flossing twice daily prevents some discoloration, but there’s no way to stop it entirely.

What can I expect during professional teeth whitening?

At Uptown Dental, professional teeth whitening takes 45-60 minutes. 

Dr. Belz protects your gums and tongue with a rubber dam and applies the Zoom teeth whitening gel to your teeth with a small brush. 

Your teeth absorb the gel and it oxidizes the stains and discolored molecules within. The oxidation process brightens your teeth, making them appear more vibrant.

Dr. Belz repeats the same steps several times until you’ve achieved the desired level of whiteness. He rinses your mouth afterward and explains how to maintain your results. 

Does professional teeth whitening present any side effects?

Professional teeth whitening is safe and usually well-tolerated. You might experience increased gum sensitivity for a day or two after your appointment, but any discomfort should improve within 48 hours. Call Dr. Belz if symptoms last longer. 

Do the results of Zoom! teeth whitening last forever?

The results of professional Zoom! teeth whitening don’t last forever, but the process brightens your smile for 4-6 months. Practice good oral hygiene to keep your smile bright and stain-free. Brush your teeth twice daily, drink dark beverages with a straw, and quit smoking. 

Teeth whitening maintenance twice annually at Uptown Dental can help your smile stay brilliantly white for years to come. 

Call Uptown Dental today to schedule a professional teeth whitening consultation or book your appointment online.