Staining agents in the modern diet, and even the passing of time, can make healthy teeth appear dull, dingy, or yellowed. Discoloured teeth can detract from a beautiful smile and have a negative impact on your self-confidence. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening with Zoom!® at North York Dental can help patients brighten their smile for dramatic results everyone is sure to notice. Today, our team will explore six benefits of our in-office teeth whitening procedure.
Fast and effective treatment
Let’s face it – life is busy. At-home teeth whitening treatments take a certain level of time and commitment. Finding time to perform the process properly can be challenging. That is why we offer in-office professional teeth whitening with Zoom!. This treatment can brighten the teeth up to ten shades in just one hour. Once complete, patients can leave our office with a brilliant smile and a boost in confidence.
Safer than store-bought options
When it comes to teeth whitening products, the choices can be overwhelming. There are pastes, rinses, gels, strips, and more available in every oral health aisle today. While many of these products can achieve a whiter smile, they do not always do so in a safe way. In fact, some are simply too abrasive, and wear down the enamel over time. When you have your teeth whitened by a dental professional, you can rest assured you are receiving the safest, most effective care available.
One of the most significant complaints about at-home teeth whitening is the sensitivity it can cause. This is because the gel can easily travel to the gum tissue, causing irritation. When you undergo an in-office teeth whitening treatment, a barrier is placed over the gums to protect all oral soft tissues from the bleaching gel. Therefore, the clinician can ensure the whitening product stays where it should be, evenly covering the teeth.
To perform in-office whitening, the gel is applied to the teeth and activated with an LED light for 15 minutes. Next, the gel is rinsed off of the teeth, and the process is repeated until the desired results are achieved. Between treatments, the clinician can review the progress with you, so you can determine how much lighter you wish to go.
When cared for properly, the results from Zoom! teeth whitening can last upwards of 12 to 18 months. Of course, success will depend on the patient’s commitment to post-treatment guidelines. For example, to maintain results as long as possible, individuals should:
- Consume dark-coloured foods and beverages in moderation
- Sip coffee or tea through a straw
- Attend all routine dental cleanings and examinations
- Practice good oral hygiene at home between visits
- Rinse the mouth with water after every meal
Promote optimal oral health
Although teeth whitening itself does not improve oral health, having an attractive smile can encourage patients to care for their teeth and gums long-term. When you feel secure and confident, it shows. Professional teeth whitening is just one simple way to enjoy oral health benefits.
Learn more about Zoom! teeth whitening
Do you feel that your smile is not as white as it once was? If you are interested in enhancing your appearance, consider what Zoom! teeth whitening at our North York, ON practice can do for you. To learn more, contact us online or give us a call at 416-494-7878.