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Teeth Whitening With ZOOM!

Teeth whitening is a common practice in cosmetic dentistry. Though as a child, you may remember your first adult teeth shining bright, they tend to darken over time. Most adults don’t still have the color and shade of teeth they had as children. Years of eating dark colored foods, drinking caffeine, smoking, and even genetic predisposition all contribute to the yellowing of teeth.  The resulting yellowed color can make you feel reluctant to smile.

How Do Teeth Get Yellow?

Your teeth can develop surface stains after years of the above behaviors. Eventually, these can penetrate the enamel of your teeth and change the color of the dentin. This darkens the overall appearance of the tooth and causes it to look yellow instead of white. You may have already tried a special toothpaste or over-the-counter teeth whitening kit without seeing any real results. The ZOOM! teeth whitening system can give you the smile you want in less than an hour.

Professional Teeth Whitening at Alpha Dental

Dr. Ahmed can help you achieve your ideal smile with in-office professional whitening. This typically requires two separate appointments. When you come in for your first appointment, your dentist takes measurements and impressions of your upper and lower rows of teeth. This is necessary in order for our laboratory to create your customized mouth trays.

During your second appointment, Dr. Ahmed places the empty trays in your mouth to ensure that they fit securely. The next step is to fill each of the trays with a whitening bleach and place them in your mouth for approximately 45 minutes. After removing the trays, your dentist uses a curing light for the full whitening effect.

How Does the ZOOM! Teeth Whitening System Work? zoom teeth whitening

While specialized toothpaste and drugstore teeth whitening kits can remove surface stains, they only polish the enamel without reaching the dentin. These systems work when the silica molecules in the solution have a chemical reaction. In contrast, professional teeth whitening systems contain both hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. When applied to the teeth, these types of peroxides cause a chemical reaction that breaks the carbon bonds responsible for the yellow staining.

ZOOM! Teeth Whitening Offers Lasting Results

After a single treatment, you can expect the shade of your teeth to be up to eight times brighter. Some patients require more than one session due to resistant staining. You can expect your teeth to remain the same shade and color for several months before you need to repeat the procedure. To extend the time between sessions, try to refrain from dark foods, soda, coffee, and smoking.

Reserve Your Time for Teeth Whitening Today

If you’re tired of holding back your smile, Alpha Dental can help. Please contact us to schedule an appointment for ZOOM! teeth whitening or to request a consultation to learn more.