TEETH WHITENING IN PITTSBURGH
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with one of our simple teeth whitening procedure. Dr. Pounds offers two options: a one-hour ZOOM Whitening treatment in our Pittsburgh dental office or a Venus White at-home system you can apply yourself.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can be used to correct varying stages of tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining (from beverages or nicotine), aging, or chemical damage to teeth. The whitening system:
- Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
- Works on people of any age
- Is a near-permanent solution, requiring only occasional refreshing
Venus White Take-Home Teeth Whitening
The take home teeth whitening system can be ordered at any time, even during an appointment – just let the hygienist or Dr. Pounds know that you are interested. We’ll take an impression of your teeth, and in a few days your custom mouthguard(s) will be ready for you to pick up. We’ll also supply you with the Venus White whitening gel.
With only a few hours of wear per day, the whitening agent pulls stains right out of your enamel - without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We’ll want to take “after” photos at your next appointment!
Over-the-counter whitening agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, not all products are created equal. If you’re using an over the counter treatment, feel free to ask Dr. Pounds if it is safe and/or recommended for your unique case. Many of these products can cause more harm than good and it’s often safer and more effective to use our professional options.
If you are ready for a whiter, brighter smile, call our office and ask for an appointment for a teeth whitening consultation. Dr. Pounds will do a quick oral exam and shade assessment to determine if you are a good candidate for this process.Request an Appointment
Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you prefer more immediate results, you can opt for the Zoom! Teeth Whitening System. Dr. Pounds uses the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System with proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades* while you relax comfortably in our Pittsburgh dental office and read or watch a movie.
If Zoom! is deemed a good choice for your teeth whitening procedure, you can schedule your whitening appointment during your lunch hour! The in-office process only takes about an hour.
The active ingredient in Zoom! light-activated whitening gel is Hydrogen Peroxide. The Zoom! light activates this ingredient, making it break down and pushing oxygen into your teeth’s enamel and dentin, whitening away stains without affecting the structure of your tooth. This is not painful, although teeth may feel a little sensitive to cold for a few days after the procedure.
Which Teeth Whitening Option Is Right for Me?
If you are ready for a whiter, brighter smile, call our office and ask for an appointment for a teeth whitening consultation. Dr. Pounds will do a quick oral exam and shade assessment to determine if you are a good candidate for this process. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate. If you are a candidate for teeth whitening, Dr. Pounds can help you decide which of our two methods are best!