- Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tooth discoloration is largely caused by drinking dark colored beverages such as cola, tea, coffee, red wine etc. Discoloration is also caused by smoking and aging. As we age, so do our enamel. It develops tiny microscopic cracks that trap food and drink particles which cause staining. Learn more about Zoom Whitening at Oueis Dentistry.
Zoom is an in office whitening procedure which uses a specially designed lamp to speed up the bleaching process by activating the hydrogen peroxide in the bleach formula. Once activated, the hydrogen peroxide is broken down and oxygen is allowed to enter the enamel and dentin to bleach any discolorations without causing damage to the tooth structure.
Zoom Whitening Consultation:
Prior to Zoom whitening, your dentist will have to perform a complete dental exam to ensure that your gums and teeth are healthy. Your dentist will also discuss your dental hygiene and lifestyle to guarantee that Zoom whitening is an effective solution for you. In doing so, your dentist will be able to best determine which whitening product will be best suited for you. Your dentist will also present to you a shade chart to better help you understand where your current shade stands and the results you can expect with treatment.
Patients considering other cosmetic procedures such as dental veneers or composite bonding will likely be advised to undergo whitening in order to achieve the best match between restorations and the natural teeth, as the restorations are not affected by the whitening process. Your dentist will also notify you if any prominent existing restorations in your smile may need to be changed, as they will not respond to the bleaching. Zoom whitening may also best suggested following the removal of orthodontics. Zoom whitening, depending on the state of your oral health, may be a great solution to achieving the smile you always wanted!
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