5 Reasons to Consider Professional Teeth Whitening

December is here, and our team at the private practice of Robert F. Wilcox, DMD, in Butte, Montana, wishes you a wonderful holiday season. We also know that prepping for the holidays takes a lot of time and effort. 

Wouldn’t it be amazing to give yourself the gift of a brighter smile this holiday season in less time than it takes to make a holiday meal? Dr. Wilcox can make that dream a reality with in-office professional teeth whitening

The Philips Zoom!® in-office whitening system can give you teeth up to eight shades whiter after just one appointment. Dr. Wilcox first protects your gums with a rubber dam, then fits the whitening solution over your teeth. 

Zoom! uses powerful yet safe bleaching agents that break down stains. And the Zoom! light penetrates into the deeper layers of your teeth to brighten tough-to-treat discoloration or stains. 

Best of all, your appointment only takes about an hour. This means you can get your teeth whitened and get back to your holiday preparations. 

Here are our top five reasons to consider professional teeth whitening this holiday season.

Safer than over-the-counter whitening

The whitening kits you can buy at the store can whiten your teeth. But these products are less effective and, if not applied correctly, can be hazardous to your oral health, causing gum irritation, damage, and more. 

Very few of these products have the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. 

This seal serves as a guideline for safety and efficacy of dental products and their use. Because whitening products can be harmful if not used correctly, the ADA doesn’t endorse store-bought kits. 

Professional whitening systems, like Zoom!, use the ADA-approved balance of chemicals and are administered by highly trained dental professionals like Dr. Wilcox. This helps ensure your safety and protects your teeth and gums from damage and heightened sensitivity.  

Quick, comprehensive results

At-home whitening slowly changes the color of your teeth over a period of weeks. And you need to apply the product at least once — sometimes twice — a day. Professional teeth whitening gives you amazing results after just 30-60 minutes, depending on your goals.

And unlike at-home kits, which only whiten your six front teeth, professional whitening can brighten your entire smile in just an hour. If you’re looking for a seamlessly brighter smile instead of a few whiter teeth, professional whitening is the way to go. 

Make a better first (or next) impression

Having a whiter, brighter smile can help you look your best at family gatherings and get-togethers with friends and coworkers this holiday season. With your confidence boosted, you’ll have an even happier holiday.

Plus, a whiter smile looks wonderful in pictures. So whether it’s the family holiday card or your latest social media post, your smile shines brighter after professional teeth whitening. 

Takes decades off your smile

Teeth naturally dull and yellow with age. This is because the pulp inside your teeth darkens as you get older, and pigments from the foods and beverages you consume gradually accumulate, staining your teeth. 

Professional teeth whitening can take decades off your smile, making you appear younger and healthier — no facelifts required.

Smile more, feel better

When you’re embarrassed about the color of your teeth, you’re more likely to feel self-conscious, so you may smile less often. But the simple act of smiling improves your mood by releasing feel-good chemicals in your brain. 

In fact, this link is so strong that researchers have found that smiling even when you’re not feeling happy can improve depression and give you a brighter outlook. 

If you’ve been holding back your smile because of the color of your teeth, professional whitening can make it easier to smile again, helping you start the new year off on a happier, brighter note. 

Give yourself the gift of a whiter, brighter smile this holiday season. Get started with professional teeth whitening by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Wilcox in Butte, Montana, today.

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