What causes teeth to become yellowed and discolored?
Tooth discoloration can be caused by different factors, but the most common causes are tobacco products and foods and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, dark berries, and some spices. Foods high in acids also contribute to discoloration by temporarily softening tooth enamel so it’s easier for stains to penetrate the tooth surface. Some people are more prone to yellowing, and certain illnesses and medications can also cause discoloration, as can poor oral hygiene.
What is Zoom! whitening?
Zoom! whitening is a professional teeth whitening procedure that can dramatically whiten and brighten teeth in just one office visit. Zoom! treatment uses a professional-strength gel that’s applied to the surfaces of teeth and then activated using a special light. During treatment, a retractor is placed over the lips to hold them out of the way so the light can reach the entire tooth surface, helping ensure consistent results. The gel is applied to the surfaces of the teeth and then the light is directed to the teeth for a specific period of time. Treatment takes about an hour, and the gel may be reapplied during treatment to ensure the best possible results.
How long do results of Zoom! whitening last?
With proper care including regular brushing and routine dental cleanings, the results of a Zoom! whitening treatment can last for as long as two years. Touch-up treatments can help ensure teeth continue to look their best.
Is Zoom! better than teeth whitening treatments I can buy at the store?
Yes. Zoom!’s professional-strength gel combined with light activation are designed to offer results that are deeper and more consistent than those that can be achieved with over-the-counter teeth bleaching kits. Plus, since Zoom! whitening is performed by a dentist, sensitivity issues can be minimized and results can be achieved in just a single one-hour treatment.