Have you ever tried over the counter teeth whitening? Even the extremely expensive “professional” grade at home whiteners are a hassle. They’re messy, they take too much time, and they don’t work as well as you’d like. With Zoom! Whitening at North York Dental, you can experience teeth 6 to 10 shades lighter in just over an hour. One visit with proper care can last for several years. If you’re tired of night after night of whitening with minimal results, try Zoom! Whitening. Call Dr. Eli Shem-Tov in North York, Ontario to schedule your whitening appointment today.
What Causes Discoloration?
There are numerous reasons why your tooth enamel may become stained or discolored. Some of the most common factors are drinking coffee or tea, consuming foods and beverages with high acidity or color, and even the passage of time. All teeth are uniquely shaded, but there are two layers that can be stained the enamel and the dentin layer. Enamel stains are what we most often think of stains caused by high acid, sugar, or colored foods and beverages, but over time, the inner dentin layer of your tooth can become stained and it darkens naturally as we age showing through the thin enamel. When this happens, it is more difficult to remove stains effectively.
Because of the discoloration that occurs naturally no matter how careful we are with our teeth, it is likely that they will begin to look dull as we age. At home whitening is an option that can be very effective, but it can also be time consuming, messy and expensive. Additionally, while most products on the market are well regulated and safe, it never hurts to have a professional to assist you with whitening.
How Does Zoom! Whitening Work?
While preventive dentistry and practicing consistent oral hygiene are the best way to keep your teeth brilliant and white, overtime our teeth will likely still become discolored. That’s where whitening comes in to restore your smile to its natural luster. Zoom! Whitening was developed by Discus Dental. The leaders in take home whitening products, Discus Dental offers a scientifically formulated hydrogen peroxide gel. Activated by a special Zoom! light, the whitening gel is absorbed into the tooth enamel and can remove deep-set stains and discoloration in the dentin layer.
The process takes a little over an hour, and will leave your teeth at least six shades brighter. We’ll start by making sure your gums and lips will not interact with the whitening gel. Then, we’ll apply a coat of gel to your teeth. Once your teeth are evenly coated with the whitening gel, we’ll apply the Zoom! Whitening light for one hour. After the whitening period, you will receive a fluoride treatment to finish the process. Most patients report results lasting one or more years.
Want to Know More?
Whatever your whitening desires, North York Dental is here to help. We give you star treatment, so why not have celebrity teeth to match? Come see us for Zoom! Whitening and any of your family dentistry needs. We welcome patients form North York, Ontario and the surrounding communities including Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, and Pickering.