Your teeth play many important roles in your mouth. Many of these roles are functional, but they also play a very important aesthetic role as well. Your teeth are one of the first things that others notice when you smile. If your teeth are dull and discolored, it can greatly affect the impressions you make on others. At Bellevue's Best Smiles, we can restore the brilliance to your smile with Zoom! Whitening.
What Causes Dull, Discolored Teeth?
Your teeth are naturally a bright white color. However, there are several factors that can cause them to become dull and discolored. These factors include:
Why Not Use Over-the-Counter Products?
There are many over-the-counter whitening products that you can find in the oral care aisle of just about any store. These products include whitening toothpaste, strips, pens, gels, and more. While these products may help with minor surface stains, they only contain low levels of bleaching agents. Because of this, they cannot provide the drastic results you may be searching for.
What is Zoom! Whitening?
Zoom! Whitening is a professional whitening system that we can provide for you here in our office. This type of whitening treats not only your enamel but your dentin as well. The process takes only one appointment and about an hour of your time. First, your teeth are cleaned. Next, a lip retractor is placed in your mouth, which helps to keep your lips and cheeks off of your teeth during the treatment. A protective gel is also applied to your gums.
The whitening agent is applied to your teeth, and a light is shone over your mouth. The active ingredient in the whitening gel, hydrogen peroxide, begins to break down, forming tiny oxygen bubbles. These bubbles enter into your tooth enamel, clinging to the stains in your teeth and bleaching them away. The light helps to enhance the results. With Zoom! Whitening, we can whiten your teeth up to 12 shades in one appointment, and the results are noticeable right away.
Is Zoom! Whitening Safe?
Zoom! Whitening is very safe. Before the whitening gel is applied, a gel is applied to your gums that is designed to help protect the soft tissues from irritation. We also provide you with a special pair of glasses to wear during the treatment. The most common side effect of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. This sensitivity is only temporary though and will dissipate over time.
With Zoom! Whitening, we can help you to achieve a whiter, brighter smile in just one appointment! For more information, and to schedule your consultation, contact Bellevue's Best Smiles today.