What is teeth whitening?
Leading cosmetic dentist Dr. Michaela Tozzi is excited to offer both Philips Zoom in-office teeth-whitening treatments and Opalescence® at-home kits to enhance your smile. Choosing professional teeth whitening for your smile affords several benefits over store-bought kits. Professional-grade solutions provide a deeper, more effective level of whitening and are safely managed by our highly experienced team. We are experts at ensuring your treatment is fast, successful, and as comfortable as possible. If you would like to eliminate stubborn food stains for a brighter, healthier-looking smile, we invite you to call Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Henderson, NV to learn more. We have been serving the Greater Las Vegas area for years and can help you find a teeth-whitening solution that is right for your needs and goals.
What Are The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening?
In addition to dramatically whitening your teeth for a brighter, more beautiful smile, both Philips Zoom in-office treatments and Opalescence at-home kits offered by Dr. Tozzi have a number of great benefits, including:
Teeth can get up to eight shades whiter
Treats both surface stains and severely discolored or yellow teeth
Completely safe for your teeth and gums
Quick and effective (treatments are typically less than an hour)
Painless — even for people with sensitive teeth
Fast, reliable results
Results are long-lasting
You can have multiple treatments to maintain your results
With Opalescence kits, you can whiten your teeth comfortably at home
Teeth Whitening Reviews
"I can’t remember a time I actually looked forward to seeing my dentist. When I was younger I had a horse back riding accident and have two teeth that I’m not really excited to show off. I hadn’t had a cleaning in years and honestly felt scared to see a dentist. That all changed this week! Dr. Tozzi started with a consult and asked what I wanted to change, gave me her input and then I was given a treatment plan on paper. Then came the xrays and pictures. The cleaning was great, I felt taken care of and everyone was genuinely concerned about my level of comfort! I opted for the zoom whitening same day, i got a little sensitive so I only did 2 rounds but the results were instant! Then came the part everyone hasn’t noticed, a little lip augmentation! I wanted to go natural and subtle and she nailed it! I’m going back for braces soon and a full smile makeover but the start was definitely exciting, pain-free and fun! If you haven’t found someone to take care of you and your teeth, go see Dr. Tozzi and her staff asap!"- J.D. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2017
"11/10/20 Update:Since my last appointment, Dr. Tozzi has been working with me on my dental journey. She has done everything from fixing another dentist previous work, improving my dental hygiene, teeth whitening & even a little cosmetic work to even out my front teeth.Every step of the way, Dr. Tozzi & her team have been amazing! They’re warm, welcoming & treat you like friends. I would highly recommend Dr. Michaela Tozzi for all of your dental needs, she’s absolutely the best!"- D.L. / Yelp / Nov 10, 2020
Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?
There are significant benefits to receiving a professional-grade teeth-whitening treatment vs. over-the-counter solutions. The results are often faster, more effective, and longer-lasting. During your initial consultation, Dr. Tozzi will go over all of your questions and cosmetic goals to help determine which teeth-whitening treatment may be best for you. Patients can also opt for both an in-office treatment and at-home care kit for even more dramatic results. Regardless of what you decide, Dr. Tozzi will customize your treatment to suit your personal needs.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM in-office teeth Whitening?
Patients can choose from Zoom WhiteSpeed or QuickPro in-office treatments to restore their smile. For fast improvements, QuickPro is great at removing surface stains caused by drinks, foods, and tobacco products. Zoom WhiteSpeed also treats surface enamel stains and severely discolored or yellow teeth. Regardless of the treatment you choose, all in-office sessions will be performed after a thorough dental cleaning has been completed. This will eliminate tartar and plaque buildup to ensure the whitening treatment adheres properly to your teeth.
For Zoom QuickPro, the enamel is coated with whitening varnish, followed by a protective sealant. Once your teeth have been evenly coated, you may go home. After 30 minutes, you can brush your teeth and remove the varnish.
For Zoom WhiteSpeed, a whitening gel will be applied to your enamel. Once the teeth are covered, a light will be used to accelerate the whitening treatment. This will be completed three times for a total treatment time of about 45 minutes. Any remaining gel will be removed from your teeth before a post-treatment gel is applied to reduce sensitivity and strengthen your teeth.
How does at-home teeth whitening work?
We offer several Opalescence treatment options to suit your unique needs. Opalescence is a safe and effective at-home system that utilizes a potassium nitrate and fluoride (PF) formula to protect and brighten your teeth. An Opalescence treatment can provide significant improvement if you have considerable teeth discoloration and/or food stains. Patients can choose from Opalescence PF or Opalescence Go.
Opalescence PF is a whitening kit that will be used with custom-made mouth trays. The trays may be worn for as few as half an hour or while you sleep for as long as eight hours.
Opalescence Go is another at-home treatment that uses pre-filled mouth trays, which should be worn 15 – 90 minutes every day for 1 – 2 weeks.
WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE AFTER in-office teeth whitening?
Whether you undergo in-office or at-home treatments, most patients generally experience increased sensitivity to hot and/or cold beverages, but this usually subsides within a few days following your care regimen. When the primary treatment is finished, we generally recommend coming back for touch-ups a few times a year to maintain your results. We also encourage patients to keep up with their annual dental exams and biannual cleanings to ensure optimal oral health. Keep in mind that simply because your teeth are white does not necessarily indicate that they're in perfect health. That's why regular examinations are still necessary. You'll also receive detailed instructions concerning what foods and/or beverages should be limited or avoided altogether to prevent future stains and discoloration.
WILL INSURANCE COVER MY teeth whitening?
Since teeth whitening is considered optional and cosmetic in nature, it is not usually covered by dental insurance companies. Nonetheless, our expert billing team can assess your dental coverage to determine if any part of your dental appointment is covered by your insurance to reduce the cost. If you don't carry dental insurance, then we will be happy to speak with you about our payment choices, as well as the potential for attaining low-interest medical financing.
Teeth Whitening FAQ
Does teeth whitening hurt?
No, most patients don't find a teeth whitening procedure painful or even uncomfortable. After the treatment, some patients may experience mild tooth sensitivity, but it usually goes away quickly as the teeth adjust.
How much whiter will my teeth be?
Results depend on the extent of your tooth discoloration and oral health, but most patients can expect noticeably dramatic results to see their teeth get up to eight shades whiter.
How long do your teeth stay white after whitening?
It can range dramatically per person. From six months to three years, you may have whiter-looking teeth. Some darker-colored foods or drinks and certain lifestyle choices may impact the color of your teeth.
How many teeth whitening sessions do I need?
Patients only need one teeth whitening session to accomplish a brighter smile. Following your appointment, we can help you determine when to schedule your next teeth whitening visit.
How often can Philips Zoom whitening be performed?
Based on the condition of your teeth, you can have touch-up appointments every six months. During a consultation, Dr. Tozzi will create a treatment plan and help you decide on the best course of action for your needs.
Schedule A Professional teeth Whitening Appointment
If you have been contemplating a teeth whitening program but aren't sure whether over-the-counter or professional options are the best choice, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tozzi to talk about the benefits of each procedure before you make your decision. Professional-grade solutions can eliminate stubborn food stains and brighten your teeth's enamel by several shades. Reach out to Michaela Tozzi, DMD in the Greater Las Vegas area today.
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