3435 Orchard Lake Rd Keego Harbor, Michigan 48320

Teeth Whitening Keego Harbor, MI

Do you have dull, discolored teeth? Are toothpaste and whitening strips not enough to brighten your smile? Try professional teeth whitening treatment. Many over-the-counter treatments may only have short-lived results or not provide any results to patients’ smiles. Philips Zoom teeth whitening in our Keego Harbor, MI office improves the smile aesthetics, creating a brighter and whiter smile. We also provide additional cosmetic dentistry treatments to new and existing patients.

Teeth Whitening in Keego Harbor, MI

Common Causes of Tooth Stains

There can be multiple causes of discolored or stained teeth: 

  • Foods and drinks: Some foods and drinks contain chromogens, particles that dye the teeth. Tannins are also typically found in wines, which can discolor teeth.
  • Tobacco: The nicotine contained in cigarettes, vape pens, chewing tobacco, and other tobacco products can cause yellow teeth. Nicotine enters the pores of the teeth, creating yellow or brown stains in the enamel.
  • Injuries: Worn, chipped, cracked, or broken teeth can discolor. Even hits to the teeth can affect tooth color. 
  • Medications: Certain medications or conditions can have discolored teeth as a side effect. Patients who take antihistamines, antipsychotics, and other medications can experience discolored teeth. 
  • Oral Hygiene: Patients who do not brush and floss their teeth twice a day are more likely to experience bacterial buildup on their teeth. Plaque, a sticky bacterial film, can form on the enamel and discolor or yellow the teeth.

Zoom Teeth Whitening in Keego Harbor, MI

Before your teeth whitening treatment, we will clean your teeth to ensure they are plaque-free. Then, we will place a cheek retractor and cover the gums and tissue to prevent sensitivity. We will evenly place the whitening gel on each tooth. The whitening gel is highly potent and has active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide. We leave the gel on the teeth for 15 minutes to allow the active ingredients to enter the tooth pores, penetrating the tooth enamel and whitening the teeth.

To prolong your results, avoid tobacco products, staining, and highly acidic foods or drinks. Continue your regular oral hygiene routine and visit the dentist regularly. We can also provide touch-ups as needed to keep your teeth white. In-office teeth whitening is an excellent option for patients attending special occasions like birthdays, graduations, or weddings because they receive near-immediate results. 

Treating Intrinsic Tooth Stains

Some stains cannot be whitened with professional treatments because they are intrinsic. Intrinsic stains are stains that are within the tooth. Typically, patients who experience tooth wear or dental injuries have discolored teeth because the dentin, or dark underlayer beneath the enamel, shows through. We often recommend dental bonding treatment or porcelain veneers for patients with intrinsic stains. These treatments can cover one or more teeth and are color-matched to blend in with the smile. 

Brighten Your Smile Today

Do you want a brighter smile? Are you looking for an alternative to store-bought whitening treatments? Call Orchard Lake Dental Care for professional teeth whitening treatment today at (248) 780-7062. You may also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Yaldo online.