Teeth Whitening

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Having a whiter, brighter, more dazzling smile has never been easier! In fact, more and more people across our country are requesting Teeth Whitening as it has become the most popular smile enhancement treatment in the United States.  Dr. Griffin and his team offer excellent Teeth Whitening options with immediate results. In less than an hour your teeth can be whitened up to twelve shades brighter – with an average eight shades of improvement seen – with the use of the most advanced, patented, in-office ZOOM! Teeth Whitening procedures.

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According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, most Americans associate healthy white teeth with success in love and business. Others can make an opinion of you quickly by the attractiveness of your smile.

Dr. Griffin and his team also offer custom fabricated Teeth Whitening take home kits as well. These kits are made exclusively for you from models of your own teeth.  This system may take longer to whiten your teeth than the in-office ZOOM! System but gives you the option to quickly touch-up the color months later.  Many patients prefer to have both systems for the ultimate beautiful smile now and later!

What to expect during the ZOOM! consultation with Dr. Griffin?

Dr. Griffin will first examine and analyze your teeth and gums for good oral health. Next, as you relax in the chair, Dr. Griffin will discuss with you the options he has to offer which are the most advanced Teeth Whitening treatments available today. Then, based on his expertise and experience, he will recommend what he believes to be the best options for you. All of the Teeth Whitening procedures that Dr. Griffin offers are safe to your teeth and the final choice of the procedure to be perform always rests with you. As you watch TV, listen to music or even nap, your teeth will lighten and your natural whiteness will be restored.  Some of the Teeth Whitening procedures that used to take many hours can now be accomplished in less than one hour!

How white will my teeth get?

Depending on the type of Teeth Whitening procedure you choose, your teeth can be whitened up to twelve shades, giving you the shining, brilliant, white smile you always dreamt of. Results are even proven by clinical studies.

How long does it last?

The long-term results depend primarily on the individual. Certain habits, such as the use of tobacco products, drinking a lot of coffee, tea, dark soft drinks, and infrequent visits to the dentist for regular cleanings can all work against the optimum results. Regular professional care and use of Professional Teeth Whitening maintenance products that Dr. Griffin can provide you may help maintain your whiteness for several years.

Are there any side effects?

Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The minimal heat generated by the ZOOM! Teeth Whitening is sometimes a source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate. Dr. Griffin may also offer you anti-sensitivity toothpaste for use prior to and after the Teeth Whitening to help you avoid discomfort.

What causes tooth discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances (such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc).  During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, other antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Is this procedure for everyone?

Virtually anyone wanting to whiten his or her teeth can benefit from the professional Teeth Whitening procedures and Smile Makeover options that Dr. Griffin has to offer. People with severe food, coffee, tobacco or tetracycline stains can have their teeth whitened. Young adults 15 years of age and older are great candidates for the procedure, especially for those that have heavy staining after their orthodontic treatment is complete and their braces are removed. Dr. Griffin does not recommend that you undergo this process if you are nursing, pregnant or are receiving most types of orthodontic treatment. These factors will be reviewed with you by Dr. Griffin at your initial consultation.