Summer is full of smiles—pool parties, relaxing vacations, and friendly get-togethers—but is your smile ready for all the memories? Dr. Greenfield suggests whitening and brightening your teeth so you can enjoy summer with a beautiful grin.
Zoom! Advanced In-Office Bleaching
Dr. Greenfield offers the Zoom! whitening system to produce instantly brighter results. Zoom! uses a hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel and an ultraviolet lamp to erase stains and lighten your teeth up to ten shades in just one hour. As you soak in ultraviolet radiation during your summertime sunbathing, keep in mind that the Zoom! Advanced Lamp emits ultraviolet radiation, but it’s much safer than the UV exposure you receive from the sun. Dr. Greenfield will keep your mouth and body healthy during the procedure by protecting your lips, gums, cheeks, tongue, and eyes. In-office teeth whitening will leave your smile beautiful in an instant.
If you prepare to whiten at your leisure, Dr. Greenfield supplies custom-fitted trays and professional-strength gel so you can brighten your smile at home. If you wear your trays for about an hour each day, home whitening takes about two weeks to effectively remove stains and whiten your teeth. Your Lake Orion dentist recommends keeping your take-home trays so you can touch up your smile, when necessary.
Porcelain Veneers and Bonding
Some dark, deep, and permanent stains are unresponsive to whitening treatments. Instead, Dr. Greenfield suggests hiding strong discolorations with porcelain veneers or bonding. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces are ceramic that are attached to the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are virtually stain-resistant so you can keep your smile white all summer long. During bonding, your Lake Orion cosmetic dentist will apply a liquid composite resin to your teeth. He will then sculpt the restoration and harden it with a curing light. Keep in mind, however, that bonding is shade-matched to your teeth, so it’s best to whiten your smile as best as you can before receiving bonding. Both bonding and veneers are designed to cover stains, gaps, misshapen teeth, chips, and other imperfections.
If you want to lighten your smile for summer, ask Dr. Greenfield which whitening method is best for you. Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, Michigan, at (248) 693-6213 to schedule a cosmetic consultation. We welcome families from Lake Orion, Oxford, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, and the surrounding communities.