Many people are aware of the harmful effects of tobacco on overall health but not the lasting damage tobacco can have on their dental health. Smoking, chewing, or vaping tobacco can stain your teeth, damaging your beautiful smile.
Greg G. Pitts DDS in American Fork, Utah, offers Zoom! teeth whitening to restore sparkle in your discolored smile. This teeth whitening system eliminates numerous stains caused by foods, drinks, poor oral hygiene, and aging. What’s more, Zoom! can remove tobacco stains from teeth for a naturally white smile.
Tobacco contains nicotine and tar that rob your smile of its youthful luster. Although nicotine is colorless, it turns yellow when exposed to oxygen. On the other hand, tar is naturally dark and embeds on your enamel after smoking tobacco. The two products gradually enter the microscopic pores of your teeth, changing the hue of your teeth to yellow or brown.
Moreover, tobacco use encourages the buildup of unsightly plaque and tartar on your teeth, denying them their natural whiteness.
Zoom! teeth whitening at our office can remove accumulated smoking stains for a gleaming smile. We usually start the procedure after a professional dental cleaning to remove built-in plaque and tartar.
After teeth cleaning, we prepare your teeth by isolating the soft tissues with a lip retractor to prevent contact with the whitening gel. Then, we apply the bleaching agent on the visible surfaces of your teeth. Next, we activate the whitening gel with a specialized light to accelerate the whitening process. We may repeat this process after 15-20 minutes, depending on the severity of your discoloration.
Zoom! teeth whitening brightens your smile in as little as one hour! Even better, you can achieve up to eight shades without experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity. Zoom! is a safe, effective, and comfortable bleaching method to achieve your cosmetic goals.
For Dr. Greg Pitts, dentistry is not just a profession; he is passionate about providing the best possible care for patients. He earned his BS from Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah and his DDS from Creighton Dental School, Nebraska. He has been practicing dentistry in American Fork since 1999.
A member of the ADA, AGD, UDA, and American Academy of Sports Dentistry, Dr. Pitts is actively involved with Utah Valley athletics and works to raise awareness of the need for tooth protection in organized sports and recreational activities. He is the official dentist for the BYU and UVU athletic departments.