Teeth whitening is one of the most straightforward and highly sought-after cosmetic dental procedures. It is the process of removing the stains from the surface of the teeth so that you can have a bright smile. Patients who get teeth whitening often express higher self-confidence and sport a more open-hearted smile.
What causes teeth staining?
Discoloration of teeth can occur due to a variety of reasons, both internal and external. Some of them are as follows:
- Chewing tobacco
- Smoking cigarettes
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Drinking a lot of colored beverages
- Eating foods rich in coloring agents
- Improper or irregular oral hygiene
- Oral conditions such as root canal infection of gum diseases
What is Zoom! Teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening solutions are the best treatment to get rid of teeth discoloration. The dentist applies a teeth whitening gel on the teeth and leaves it for a certain period of time. The gel contains Hydrogen Peroxide, which is the main component that helps to remove the coloring particles from the porous structure of the enamel. Another common teeth whitening methods are using customized trays, which the patient can use in the comfort of their house.
Zoom! goes a step ahead and provides one of the most effective results of teeth whitening. The whitening gel in the procedure contains 25% Hydrogen Peroxide, which is a higher concentration compared to conventional whitening gels. Also, the gel is photosensitive, meaning it can be activated using the light of the right intensity. The dentist applies the gel on the teeth, spreads it evenly, and uses an activating light. Once activated, the gel produces a foam. This indicates the liberation of oxygen molecules from the gel, which penetrates the porous structure of the teeth and whitens them. After a few minutes, the gel may be rinsed off. The procedure can be repeated to get whiter teeth as per your requirement.
Call us at (773) 880-2310 to have a consultation with Dr. Eliot, and learn more about Zoom Whitening. We also serve Lakeview and Lincoln Park areas of Chicago, 60657.