Zoom Teeth Whitening
Teeth staining can be caused by a few issues. Some staining occurs on the surface of the tooth, while other stains are deeper. Medicines, tooth damage, fillings, food and beverages, and tobacco use can all contribute to staining of the teeth. The good news is that your dentist offers Zoom Whitening to restore your smile to its brilliant luster in no time.
How does Zoom Whitening work?
The whitening process by your dentist happens when hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide permeate the tooth. While this process does not alter the structure of the tooth, the internal and external tooth color is lightened.
Will whitening affect my dental restorations?
The whitening process releases oxygen into the tooth, yet existing bonds from dental restorations are not weakened by whitening. If a whitening procedure is scheduled prior to a restoration or bonding, it is recommended that the following restoration occur after 7-10 days so that the concentration of oxygen remaining in the tooth after whitening does not negatively affect the bonding.
How long will my whitening last?
Professional teeth whitening should generally be stable. However, if your nutrition and lifestyle habits are prone to cause staining of the teeth, the whitening may need to occur again periodically.
Is whitening harmful to teeth?
Some patients do experience sensitivity following a whitening procedure. However, this sensitivity should be expected to subside soon after the whitening treatment is complete. Whitening will not weaken or harm teeth, in fact studies have shown whitening may strengthen tooth enamel.
If you are concerned about teeth staining, discoloration, or overall yellowing of your teeth, contact us today to find out if professional whitening by your dentist will be effective to return your bright, white, natural smile. For a convenient appointment time, call us today.