Keeping your smile sparkling takes more than good oral health habits. For most adults, white teeth require professional teeth whitening services from a trained dentist and an understanding of what causes teeth to become discolored in the first place. Dr. Greg G. Pitts, DDS helps his American Fork, Utah patients improve their smiles with the Zoom! teeth whitening system.
Tooth discoloration can be caused by several factors, including:
If you wish your smile were brighter, you are not alone. Many adults search for products that will erase stains and boost the whiteness of their teeth and the confidence of their smile. Unfortunately, products that are available in drug stores often leave patients feeling underwhelmed with the results. They simply do not offer the same amount of improvement that professional teeth whitening products do.
Dr. Greg G. Pitts, DDS helps his patients improve their smile with the Zoom! teeth whitening system. This treatment can lighten a person’s teeth up to eight shades in a single appointment. Not only is the treatment effective, but it is also fast. Most patients complete the treatment in under two hours.
When patients whitening their teeth with Zoom, the first step is to thoroughly clean the teeth and protect the gums. Clean teeth provide a fresh slate for the dental whitening and the barrier gel prevents the whitening gel from coming into contact with the gums, which could cause damage or sensitivity.
Next, the professional grade whitening gel is carefully applied to the tooth enamel and activated using a special light.
Once the teeth have been lightened to the desired shade, the gel is removed, and the teeth are carefully cleaned once again.
Once you have achieved your desired results, you will want to keep your smile bright. Dr. Greg G. Pitts, DDS advises patients to remember what caused their teeth to become dark and adjust their habits accordingly. For some, this may mean giving up smoking, or making sure to brush their teeth after drinking coffee in the morning. He also advises patients to thoroughly brush and floss every day – ideally after eating – and drink plenty of water to help flush food particles away from the teeth.
If you want to improve your smile, call Dr. Greg G. Pitts today at (801) 758-0019. Dr. Greg G. Pitts and his team will help you brighten your smile and improve your confidence quickly and effectively.
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.