Teeth Whitening

Zam Dental

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in San Antonio, TX

A set of bright, white teeth is one of the best confidence boosters ever because it can truly transform your whole face. At Zam Dental’s two San Antonio, Texas, locations, Melody Zamora, DMD, and the skilled team understands how important the shade of your teeth can really be. They offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening products that lighten your teeth by up to 10 shades. Call the office nearest you or just click online booking anytime.

Teeth Whitening

Do over-the-counter teeth whitening products work?

Over-the-counter teeth whitening products seem convenient, but they're usually not very effective. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the amount of whitening agents in over-the-counter products. 

That amount is very low because applying whitening agents at home, without professional supervision, could be dangerous if done improperly. Ultimately, there's not enough whitening agents in over-the-counter whitening products to make a significant difference in the shade of your teeth. 

Another reason that over-the-counter whitening products don’t work well involves how they’re used. All home application methods, including brushing gel onto your teeth and swishing a solution in your mouth, are unable to really reach all parts of your tooth long enough to make any real improvement. 

Even the methods that go directly against your teeth, like whitening strips, can't effectively keep saliva (which neutralizes the product) off of your teeth. For these reasons, professional teeth whitening at Zam Dental is the most effective way to get the smile you want.

How does in-office whitening work?

In-office whitening at Zam Dental can whiten your teeth by as much as 10 shades in only around an hour. The process starts with a protective shield over your gums. Your Zam Dental provider applies a medical-grade dose of whitening gel to your teeth, and then you relax for about 20 minutes. 

Your provider then removes the gel layer and evaluates your progress. You can have several more 20-minute sessions immediately, depending on your whitening goals. 

In-office whitening is great for immediate results, but it's not right for everyone. If you have very sensitive teeth, suffer from dental anxiety, or both, you might prefer the whitening-at-home kit from Zam Dental. 

How does home whitening work?

Home whitening lightens your teeth gradually. This kit includes custom application trays that fit every nook and cranny of your teeth perfectly, which means optimal gel application without worrying about saliva neutralizing the product.  

The home whitening system from Zam Dental can be perfect if you want professional whitening results in the comfort of your own home, and this kit can also be ideal for touch-ups between in-office whitening sessions. 

Book your teeth whitening consultation online or call Zam Dental to get your brightest, whitest, smile now.