Teeth Whitening Treatments
Most people’s diets involve eating foods and drinks that stain their teeth. Food and drinks that will stain teeth include coffee, sodas, wine, tea and fruits such as strawberry and blackberries. Acids in foods and drinks break down your teeth’s enamel, making it easier for the enamel to be stained. Therefore, no matter how much you take care of your teeth, you can still have discolored teeth.
With the use of social media, appearance has become more important than ever because it can be the starting point for building new relationships. Not only that, but it can reveal a lot about an individual’s hygiene. Whiter teeth play a vital role in people’s image, that is a paramount reason as to why whitening treatments have become so popular.
Teeth whitening is getting more accessible now as these treatments can be performed in a dental office as well as can be implemented in your own home.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform in the comfort of your own home! This is a simple and cost-effective teeth-whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom-fitted to your mouth, and can whiten your teeth by using special gel that goes inside the trays and is then pressed on your teeth.
ZOOM! In-Office Tooth Whitening
Zoom is a bleaching process widely used to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, soda and red wine; or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom In-Office Tooth Whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.
A veneer is a thin layer of custom-fitted material placed over a tooth. Veneers improve the aesthetics of a smile and/or protect the tooth’s surface from damage.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a tooth- colored composite material is applied to a tooth, sculpted into shape, hardened, and polished. It’s called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth.