What is “Tooth Whitening?”
It`s actually a bleaching process that lightens discolorations of enamel and dentin. Our office offers 2 systems: “ZOOM!” and “At-Home” whitening.
The first system is the “ZOOM!” In-Office Whitening System. “ZOOM!” is a revolutionary whitening procedure that is safe, effective and fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. “ZOOM!” is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. It`s the perfect choice for the busy individual.
The “ZOOM!” Whitening procedure is simple and painless. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The “ZOOM!” clinician then applies the “ZOOM!” Whitening Gel which is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter. A five minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. In most cases, teeth will continue to get even whiter the first few days after the procedure.
The second system is the “At-Home” Whitening System. This system uses a mild solution retained in a custom fitted appliance that is worn over your teeth in the comfort of your own home.
What causes tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging, consummation of staining substances (coffee, tea, colas, tobacco), trauma, tetracycline (antibiotic) staining, excessive fluoride, nerve degeneration, and old restorations.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost everyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, there are some cases where the treatment may not be effective. By careful oral examination, we can determine whether you are a viable candidate for tooth whitening. Tooth whitening is ideal for patients who have healthy, unrestored teeth and would like to have whiter, brighter teeth.