Teeth can become stained or discolored over time as a result of specific meals and beverages, tobacco products, or just the natural aging process. Brightening the color of your teeth is one of the quickest ways to improve the appearance of your smile and raise your confidence. Our dentists can lighten the color of your teeth by up to eight shades with just one in-office treatment with Zoom!® teeth whitening. Zoom! teeth whitening provides professional-strength bleaching with instant results.
The Zoom!® procedure begins with a professional-grade whitening gel being applied to the teeth. This hydrogen peroxide-based gel is then activated by a specific light, allowing oxygen to enter the dentin and enamel to bleach out stains and discolouration. The entire chair-side process is usually completed in an hour, and you can return to your normal everyday life immediately with no downtime and a whiter, brighter smile.
Despite the fact that there are numerous over-the-counter solutions that claim to whiten or bleach the teeth, Zoom! teeth whitening provides certain distinct advantages, including:
• Bleaching products of the highest quality that can remove even the most stubborn stains
• A single one-hour operation yielded significant results.
• Future stain and discolouration resistance
• Long-term outcomes
Furthermore, the advantages of Zoom! teeth whitening can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic or restorative dentistry operations such as a full mouth restoration or a thorough smile makeover.
To assist prevent discomfort during treatment, use toothpaste intended for sensitive teeth prior to Zoom! teeth whitening. These toothpastes' active components operate by plugging naturally existing small pores in the tooth's surface, which produce sensitivity. A protective barrier is placed on the gums at the commencement of therapy to minimize soft tissue irritation; however, this usually does not protect against tooth sensitivity. If you are having trouble tolerating your Zoom! treatment, our dentist can adjust the strength of the gel or lessen the time your teeth are exposed to the activating light. Another alternative is to divide your treatment across two days to reduce sensitivity.
The durability of your teeth whitening results is determined on how well you care for your teeth following treatment. To maintain your teeth white and brilliant, avoid coloring beverages and foods as much as possible. If you do drink coffee, red wine, or consume dark berries, you can help prevent stains from appearing by rinsing your mouth or brushing your teeth immediately after consumption. Tobacco use is another behavior that can cause tooth discoloration, so you should think about quitting, reducing back, or switching to non-staining nicotine-based products instead. Keep up with your oral hygiene and expert cleanings as well.
While teeth whitening is generally safe for most people, it is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. We do not additionally treat youngsters. On your initial session, your dentist will check your teeth and mouth to ensure that there are no underlying concerns that could interfere with the tooth whitening. He or she will also advise you on the best therapy for your specific situation.
There are numerous reasons why someone would choose to have their teeth whitened, with many of them having to do with feeling more confident in their smile. It could be that someone has quit smoking and wants to remove the tobacco stains from their teeth. You could have a wedding or other special event coming up and want your teeth to appear their best. There may be as many reasons to have your teeth whitened as there are patients who want it!
Tooth whitening performed by a competent dental practitioner is absolutely safe. Your dentist will have checked ahead of time that it is safe to do this treatment on you and will walk you through the best solution in your specific circumstance. Even at-home whitening treatments should be totally safe if the directions are followed exactly. When tooth whitening is suggested by a skilled dentist, dental therapists and dental hygienists can also perform the procedure.
Studies on tooth whitening products containing 10% peroxide revealed that there was no negative effect on the mineral content or hardness of the enamel surface of the teeth.
While some individuals may have some sensitivity, this is typical and will subside once the treatment is completed. Desensitizing chemicals are now commonly included in whitening gels, and patients can additionally decrease sensitivity by using specialized toothpaste before, during, and after treatment. If a patient already has sensitive teeth, they should speak with their dentist about the best strategy to manage them. There may also be some soreness in the gum tissue, although this should only last a few minutes.
The duration of the effects of teeth whitening therapy will be determined by your eating and drinking habits. The usual suspects of smoking, coffee, black tea, and red wine will shorten the time you will be able to enjoy your pearly white grin. Your hygienist can assist you in managing the regular maintenance of your teeth, which should keep your teeth as white as possible for as long as feasible.
Whichever method of tooth whitening you choose, you are likely to experience some sensitivity, and there is also the possibility that your gums will experience sensitivity as a result of some of the chemicals used in whitening gels, which is especially important for people who already have sensitive teeth. Aside from that, there should be very few concerns or drawbacks with a dentist-supervised whitening procedure.