Teeth Whitening

Shah & Velilla DDS

Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Novi, MI

Whiter teeth give you the confidence to smile bigger and brighter. At Shah & Velilla DDS, Sanjiv Shah, DDS, and Morris Velilla, DDS, provide teeth whitening services for people in the Detroit Metro area at the office in Novi, Michigan. Your smile is an important asset when it comes to making a first impression and feeling good about yourself. If you’re ready to whiten your smile, call the office, or schedule an appointment online to learn about the in-office and take-home professional whitening services.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why should I consider professional teeth whitening?

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, more than 99% of adults believe a smile is an important social asset. Another 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. Three-quarters of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chance for career success.

Teeth whitening is a simple, yet dramatic, way to vastly improve your smile. Many over-the-counter options exist, including toothpaste, gels, and white strips, but these options aren’t nearly as effective or safe as a doctor-provided method. The solution isn’t as concentrated, so you don’t get the desired whitening results, and tray versions and strips don’t always fit your mouth well.

If you have stained or discolored teeth due to trauma or medications, in-office and at-home teeth whitening won’t work to brighten your smile. The office of Shah & Velilla DDS can help with options such as veneers and crowns.

What is in-office teeth whitening?

In-office whitening with Zoom offers the most dramatic and quick results when it comes to teeth whitening. The in-office procedure utilizes a strong whitening agent. This formula is applied to the teeth and then activated by a special light. You can expect whitening of up to 10 shades in as little as an hour. If you have concerns about tooth sensitivity, our doctors can modify the solution and take extra care when covering sensitive soft tissue in your mouth.

What is involved in take-home teeth whitening?

At-home whitening can be done on its own or in conjunction with your in-office treatment. The doctors fit you for custom whitening trays and then provide you with a professional-strength whitening agent. You wear the trays for a few minutes a day until you achieve the desired result.

How long will the whitening effects last?
You can preserve your whitening effects by avoiding items that stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, and red wine. Drink stain-causing beverages out of a straw whenever possible. Tobacco use also leads to yellowed teeth. 

If you’re ready to feel more confident about your smile, call Shah & Velilla DDS, or book an appointment using this website.