Maryam Nassiri, DDS
Family and Cosmetic Dentist located in Antioch, CA
Everyone wants a whiter, brighter smile. Luckily, Maryam Nassiri, DDS, and her team at Vivo Dental in Antioch, California, provide professional teeth whitening services to patients. With Zoom!® whitening products, patients can brighten their smile by several shades in just one visit. Alternatively, take-home options are available that allow patients to whiten their teeth at home. Results are transformative and long-lasting! To set up a whitening plan, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a procedure that helps to clear up stains and discolorations on your teeth. The process can improve the appearance of your teeth and boost your self-confidence. Professional whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures that Dr. Nassiri provides.
Teeth whitening is perfectly safe and doesn’t cause any harm to your teeth. Even though there are over-the-counter whitening options, professional whitening at Vivo Dental is much more effective and produces better, longer-lasting results.
How do tooth stains occur?
Nobody likes yellow or otherwise stained teeth. Tooth stains occur on the enamel and can detract from the appearance of your smile. Besides aging or wear and tear, the most common reason for tooth discoloration is stain-causing foods and beverages. Some common examples include:
- Dark tea
- Red wine
There are other risk factors that increase your chances of developing stains or discoloration on your teeth as well, such as chewing or smoking tobacco, poor oral hygiene habits, and the use of certain medications. Dr. Nassiri can help identify more risk factors for you.
How does professional teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening involves the use of a whitening gel applied to your teeth. The gel is made up of a bleaching agent consisting of the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide. You wear a gel-lined tray and a special light helps accelerate the treatment process. The gel goes to work on your tooth stains fast, breaking up their concentration and giving your teeth a whiter appearance.
Dr. Nassiri and the team use Zoom! whitening products, a top-of-the-line treatment system. Each in-house whitening takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes and whitens your smile by several shades instantly.
There are also take-home whitening kits to whiten your smile with gel-lined trays at home. If you opt for a take-home option, Dr. Nassiri will provide detailed instructions on how to whiten your teeth at home.
How long do teeth whitening results last?
Typically, whitening results should last at least one to two years, if not more. The key to maintaining whitening results is practicing excellent oral hygiene and avoiding stain-causing foods or bad habits, such as chewing or smoking tobacco.
To schedule a professional teeth whitening, call the office or use the online booking tool today.