Teeth Whitening Specialist

Cromer & Cairns Dental

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Vero Beach, FL

If you have yellow or stained teeth due to tobacco use or poor oral hygiene, consider teeth whitening. The safe, effective treatment can transform your smile, making it up to eight* shades lighter. At Cromer & Cairns Dental, Julie Cromer, DDS, offers custom take-home teeth whitening with the Philips Zoom system. To make an appointment at the practice in Vero Beach, Florida, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

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What causes teeth to change color?

Teeth change color for various reasons, including:

  • Tobacco use
  • Taking medication with tetracycline
  • Oral trauma
  • Drinking beverages with tannins, like cola or coffee
  • Eating foods that stain like berries or tomato-based dishes

Your teeth might also change color due to the natural aging process. Over the years, your enamel wears down, revealing the yellow dentin beneath.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry technique that removes stains from the surface of your teeth. There are a variety of whitening treatments on the market, but Dr. Cromer offers take-home custom whitening with Philips Zoom DayWhite and NightWhite.

Philips Zoom uses a peroxide-based whitening solution to release oxygen molecules into your tooth enamel. The molecules break down stains and discoloration, transforming your smile over several weeks. 

What are the types of teeth whitening?

At Cromer & Cairns Dental, Dr. Cromer offers two types of take-home teeth whitening:

Philips Zoom DayWhite

Philips Zoom DayWhite makes it easy to brighten your smile during routine activities like work, errands, or exercise. To achieve optimal results, you wear custom whitening trays 30 minutes a day for two weeks.

Philips Zoom NiteWhite

If you’re too busy to whiten your teeth during the day, Dr. Cromer might recommend NightWhite. NightWhite uses a similar solution to DayWhite. The only difference is that you wear the trays while you’re sleeping and remove them when you wake up in the morning.

What are the benefits of teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening with Philips Zoom take-home trays offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • A more aesthetically pleasing smile
  • Reduction of stains and discoloration
  • Less noticeable wrinkles
  • Results that last for months

What’s more, teeth whitening with Philips Zoom is affordable. No matter your budget, it’s possible to undergo treatment without breaking the bank. 

How long will the results of take-home teeth whitening last?

The results of Philips Zoom take-home whitening trays typically last four to six months, but it’s possible to extend them. 

To prevent stains from recurring, Dr. Cromer recommends practicing good oral hygiene. Brush and floss daily and visit Cromer & Cairns Dental two times each year for an oral exam and teeth cleaning. If you drink dark beverages like cola or coffee, you might also want to use a straw.

To learn more about the benefits of take-home teeth whitening with Philips Zoom, make an appointment at Cromer & Cairns Dental by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.