Teeth Whitening

Do you want a whiter smile?  Are you tired of using over-the-counter teeth whitening methods that just don’t work?  Have you been long-considering undergoing teeth whitening to brighten your smile and boost your self-confidence?  As a new patient to teeth whitening you’re probably filled with questions.  This FAQ page was created to help answer some of the most commonly asked questions about teeth whitening in Phoenix.  Of course, if you have any other questions, never hesitate to contact our office with any concerns you have.  We will get you answers!

How Safe is Teeth whitening?

In-office teeth whitening as well as monitored teeth whitening systems are all very safe.  The active ingredient in most of the systems, peroxide, is very common and has proven to be safe and effective when used to remove stains from the teeth and provide a whiter and brighter result.  Zoom!, the in-office teeth whitening system that we use in our Phoenix dental office, uses a light to activate the tooth-whitening solution.  The process is safe, quick, and easy, and many patients only require a single in-office teeth whitening appointment to leave with a whiter smile.

Are There Any Side Effects With Teeth Whitening?

During and after teeth whitening same patients may experience some sensitivity in their mouths, especially near the gum line.  This is usually a temporary sensitivity that goes away in a day or so.  Patients who experience this usually request a less concentrated gel.  It’s important to work with Dr. Pappas to ensure that you are suitable for teeth whitening in Phoenix.  Patients with sensitive teeth or gums, receding gums, and other dental problems may need a more specialized treatment method.  Sensitivity can also be treated with a prescription-strength, fluoride-rich toothpaste available at our office.

What Kind Of Results Can I Expect From Teeth Whitening?

The effects you will get from teeth whitening will all depend on the whitening method that is used.  Some patients experience a smile that is 10 shades whiter while other patients require a bit more complex treatment that may take time to reach these results.  Some patients are happy with just a slight whitening, while other patients demand the whitest smile that they can have.  If you’re seeking immediate and noticeable results, you’ll want to try professional, in-office teeth whitening which is done using peroxide gel and a laser.  To keep your smile white, you may want to consider using at-home teeth bleaching kits for touch ups or scheduling routine touch up appointments with Dr. Pappas.

I Have Sensitive Teeth, Can I Still Undergo Teeth Whitening?

Yes!  Dr. Pappas has whitened the teeth of many patients who suffer from sensitive teeth.  He will use a milder version of the peroxide whitening gel as to not irritate your teeth.  Sometimes at-home teeth whitening methods monitored by Dr. Pappas are also an option for those patients with sensitive teeth.

Are My Teeth Whitening Results Permanent?

Though the results most patients achieve after whitening are dramatic and extremely noticeable, proper oral hygiene and touch up teeth whitening appointments are recommended to keep your smile white and bright.  Some patients will use whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes to keep their smiles as white as possible between appointments.

Dr. Pappas Is Your Solution for a White Smile!

Are you ready for teeth whitening in Phoenix?  Come to Dr. Pappas for a quick and easy, in-house teeth whitening session that will leave you with the smile you’ve dreamed of!  You’ll be able to enjoy and show off your beautiful smile everywhere you go.  To schedule an appointment, you can do so online, email us, or call us at 602.957.9643.