Though it might seem like a minor problem, discolored teeth can make you self-conscious and afraid to smile, especially if staining is extreme. Not being able to smile freely can have a detrimental effect on your quality of life, making it difficult to enjoy yourself or relax in any given situation. Fortunately, the wide range of teeth whitening options available today mean that no one has to settle for a less than perfect smile. Call (614) 848-5001 to schedule your appointment for teeth whitening appointment in Columbus, OH today.

Close-up of a before and after of whitened teeth from cosmetic dentistry

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Several factors can lead to discolored teeth, many of which can be easily controlled or corrected. Among the most common causes of tooth discoloration is:

  • Foods and beverages, especially fruit juices, berries, tea, and coffee
  • Smoking
  • Natural wear and tear
  • Injury to the tooth

Foods, beverages, and smoking stains, in particular, are easily treated with teeth whitening, because they cause what is called extrinsic staining. This means that the staining is limited to the outer surfaces of the teeth. Teeth whitening procedures are very effective at correcting this type of discoloration.

How Teeth Whitening in Columbus, OH Works

Most whitening systems use a whitening agent that is painted onto or otherwise applied to the surface of the teeth. The agent is left for a specific amount of time, and then is removed. Some whitening techniques require multiple applications, while others can lighten the teeth by several shades in a single office visit.

The basic approaches to teeth whitening include:

  • Traditional in-office professional whitening
  • Zoom! Advanced Power teeth whitening done in-office
  • KöR Teeth Whitening
  • At-home professional whitening
  • GLO Science Professional Teeth Whitening
  • Over-the-counter, at-home treatment

While over-the-counter whitening is a popular option, it is not as effective or as long-lasting as professional teeth whitening performed by or prescribed by a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Michael Firouzian. The whitening agents used in the office are more powerful than those available in your local grocery store, and typically lighten teeth seven to ten shades after a single one-hour whitening session.

With our new 3D printer, we can even produce whitening trays for you in-house, and you don’t have to bite down into a tray of impression material. We just literally wave a wand over your teeth and send the image to your printer, which produces the trays right then and there.

Third Generation Zoom! Teeth Whitening

A young woman smiling with a bright and white smileThe Third Generation Zoom! Advanced Power In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe, effective, and fast–very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Third Generation Zoom! Advanced Power Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Third Generation Zoom! Advanced Power in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.

The procedure is simple and painless. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. We then apply the proprietary Third Generation Zoom! Advanced Power Whitening Gel, which is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedures. You’ll be amazed with the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure.

GLO Science Professional Teeth Whitening

Trusted by thousands of dental offices, GLO Professional Whitening is one of the best whitening products on the market. With both an in-office and take-home option, it’s perfect for any patient who either wants an instantly white smile or a patient who gradually wants to whiten their teeth.

So, what makes GLO so unique? GLO uses its own patented GLO Vials which are designed to make applications easy and drip-free. The hydrogen peroxide whitening gel takes seconds to apply, doesn’t run onto your gums, and prevents tooth sensitivity. The GLO Vials also feature an air-tight seal so the whitening gel stays fresh and active, even after opening.

After applying the whitening gel to your teeth, it will penetrate your teeth and evaporate vaporizing stains to whiten your smile. Next, you will use the Guided Light Optics (G.L.O) Accelerating Technology device to accelerate the whitening process. The device uses special light reflectors and heat resistors in a mouthpiece that delivers direct warming heat and LED light to the whitening gel to expedite the process.

The GLO Science whitening system provides your teeth with amazing whitening power with fast results and no sensitivity afterward.

Brighten Your Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening in Columbus, OH

To learn more about our teeth whitening Columbus, OH, visit our Questions About Teeth Whitening page.

To find out what kind of teeth whitening is best for your teeth, call us today at (614) 848-5001 or email us to schedule an appointment with our Columbus, Ohio dentist.