Teeth-Whitening

Safe and effective teeth-whitening by Dr. Jerry Zanni

 

Whitening with Bleaching Tray

There are many benefits of having your teeth whitened. It:

  • quickly and easily brightens your smile
  • takes years off your age, and
  • eliminates discoloration and stains from your teeth caused by coffee, tea, cola drinks, tobacco, and red wine.

Studies show that teeth-whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure today. In fact, the procedure is so popular, that many people choose to whiten their teeth themselves, especially since there are numerous teeth-whitening products you can purchase inexpensively from your corner drugstore.

DIY teeth-whitening products vs. having your dentist whiten your teeth

So, if it’s so easy to find and use a DIY teeth-whitening kit, why go to a dentist at all to have the procedure done? Why not do it yourself in the comfort of your own home?

The answer is simple. It has to do with “education” and “supervision.” I provide the needed education and direct professional supervision to whiten your teeth effectively, safely, and successfully. This is important, since there are factors to consider prior to the process that may make your efforts unsuccessful and the results unsatisfactory.

Factors to consider BEFORE you whiten your teeth

When you schedule an appointment with me, I will first perform an examination to see if the procedure will work for you. For instance:

  • If you have teeth that are not in alignment with the others, a whitening strip will not work, since it will skip the teeth in question.

I take an impression of your mouth, and then configure the whitening tray to your mouth, so it is custom made for you. This will allow each tooth to be reached by the whitening agent.

  • If you have crowns, bonding, or veneers on any of your front teeth, a whitening strip will not work, since it will only whiten natural tooth structure—not crowns, veneers, or other bonding material.

I can whiten your natural teeth if you have crowns, bondings or veneers. I will change those teeth with bonding, crowns or veneers to match the color of your newly whitened, natural teeth so the colors ultimately match, and you are happy with the result.

There’s also a safety factor to consider, since the active ingredients in tooth-whitening kits can cause side effects that include gum irritation and burning if not used correctly—and there are many opportunities to use them incorrectly.

So yes, while many over-the-counter teeth-whitening products can whiten your teeth if the conditions are right, hands down, your results are best when professionally done by a dentist. I perform a tooth-whitening procedure that is simple, safe, and effective. But more importantly, I can achieve the results you are looking for.

When you come to my office for a free consultation, we will discuss the tooth-whitening options available to achieve the look you want. Together, we will decide the course of treatment that is right for you. Learn more about my cosmetic dentistry services below, or contact me to schedule a free consultation or second opinion today.

Dental Bonding  |  Dental Implants  |  Teeth-Whitening  |  Dental Crowns  |  Dental Bridges

I have been a patient of Dr. Zanni since the early ’90s. I can honestly say he has changed my dental history. After seven crowns (painless procedures) and the use of simple teeth-whitening trays, I am beyond satisfied with my smile!!!!!”

–Sue Busiek

Be in Touch

Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Address:
277 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Phone: 781-631-2044
Fax: 781-639-0933
Email: jzanni@comcast.net

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Glenn Kepner
Glenn Kepner

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

A great dentist with an excellent understanding of dentistry! I've been going to Dr. Zanni for many years and his demeanor, professionalism, good humor and his support staff have always made me feel at ease when I've been at the office. I would highly recommend him for your dentistry needs. Thumbs up, Dr. Zanni...!

Joan Hosman
Joan Hosman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Dr. Zanni has been my dentist since I moved back to Marblehead in 2000. I found him through a family friend, and I feel like I was very lucky. He and his staff are great! Right from my first appointment, he was very careful and identified all my dental problems. I needed a lot of work at first, and I have never regretted going through with all his recommendations as I am in far better shape with my teeth and oral health than I have ever been in my life. There have been times when I needed to go see a specialist and Dr. Zanni has sent me to equally professional and compassionate dental professionals. Not only has Dr. Zanni taken good care of my teeth, he and his wonderful staff do everything they can to create a warm and relaxing experience every time I go for appointments. I never feel nervous going to the dentist!

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