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: info@drzanni.com

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Richard Ring
Richard Ring

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 weeks ago

Dr. Zanni is an excellent dentist. My previous dentist of 35 years recently retired and I was referred to Dr. Zanni by a local periodontist. First he adjusted my bite, then he put crowns on several teeth that were cracked or had large fillings which put them at risk to break. Being seventy years of age, I now have a high level of confidence that all of my teeth are sound. Dr Zanni is highly proficient, provides full explanations and options for treatment and is on the leading edge of dental care. I truly appreciate his explanatory videos which were simple and straightforward.

Lisa Ruffino
Lisa Ruffino

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Dr. Zanni is fabulous— as a dentist, as a doctor, as a compassionate caregiver. New to the area, I had no dentist yet when a front tooth broke unexpectedly on a Sunday night. I found Dr. Zanni on google and called his emergency phone number. To my surprise, he answered after 2 rings and began helping me immediately, despite the fact that not only was I not a patient of his, but a total stranger. Although he was out of town, he offered to see me after office hours when he returned the next day. As promised, he met me at his office, took a meticulous cast of my teeth, and by Tuesday afternoon—less than 48 hours after my tooth broke—he had created a new one for me with dental bonding. It was such a perfect piece of work that you'd never know that the tooth had broken at all and that half of it was not my real tooth. I was relieved, impressed with his skill, and very grateful for his kind, swift, successful solution. Later in the week I returned for a long overdue cleaning and received a top-notch dental evaluation from Dr. Zanni that provided me with far more information and insight about not just my oral health but how it related to sleep and headache history than I've ever had before. Dr. Zanni is a personable, caring, and thorough doctor, and I'm very glad to have found him. I highly recommend him and his excellent staff, who are very much like him in skill and professionalism.

©Jerry A. Zanni, DDS