Are you embarrassed by grayish or yellow teeth? Dental staining can be a source of worry and discomfort while negatively impacting confidence. Some individuals believe that they’ve lost out on opportunities in love, life, and work because of how their smile looks.
In reality, tooth discoloration is a common side effect of aging and lifestyle choices. For instance, drinking daily coffee, tea, or soft drinks (as well as berries, colored candies, or tomato-based sauces) can leave teeth stained. Additionally, poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, and certain medical conditions and medications can also stain teeth.
Fortunately, dental stains don’t have to be a permanent fixture in your facial appearance since there are proven teeth whitening techniques, like Zoom® Whitening. Zoom teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that capitalizes on powerful bleaching agents and UV light to lighten dark, stained enamel. Zoom is a professional whitening system that is performed in-office, chairside.
So, how does Zoom teeth whitening work? After a concentrated whitening gel is spread on your enamel, we will shine a light from a UV lamp. Powerful UV light helps break downs and dissolves a microscopically thin layer of enamel, releasing oxygen into the teeth. Interestingly, this oxygen, a natural byproduct of the whitening process, bleaches and flushes away surface-level staining. Consequently, the teeth look clear, but the dental structure stays intact.
Brighten Your Smile with Zoom Whitening
After our dentists decide that you qualify for teeth whitening, they will start the process by placing a protective gel and guard onto your gums and lips to protect them from the potent whitening gel. Now that only your teeth are exposed, a Carrington Square dental team member meticulously brushes on the patented whitening gel. Then, he or she will beam Zoom UV light to activate the not-so-secret whitening agent: concentrated hydrogen peroxide. Once activated, the hydrogen peroxide seeps into the porous enamel and penetrates teeth to effectively remove up to 8 shades of surface-level staining and discoloration.
The entire Zoom teeth whitening procedure takes about an hour to complete and is broken up into prep time, application, and three-15 minute waiting periods. Typically, gel activation and stain removal take about 15 minutes—which is the perfect excuse to sit back, relax, and catch up on your latest TV shows or texts. After the first 15 minutes, our dental health professional will repeat the process twice. Once the application and whitening cycles are complete, our dental team member spreads a sensitivity-reducing paste to protect your teeth from potential discomfort.
Expect blinding teeth-whitening results—which might look almost unnatural. After a few days, the enamel will dim to a more natural, off-white hue. Dental experts consider Zoom whitening as one of the safest, most effective whitening procedures. In the right hands, you should have zero to minimal adverse effects—which should subside within a few days.
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. While plenty of teeth whitening products are available for purchase, why not choose one that is effective and guaranteed safe? Schedule professional teeth whitening in Waxhaw, NC, by contacting Carrington Square Dental online.