Teeth Whitening Q & A
Your teeth can turn yellow for a variety of reasons. Certain medications, the stuff you drink and eat, and your age can all play a role. The enamel on your teeth can get surface stains from drinks like red wine, tea, and coffee, and this can make your teeth appear yellow. Major culprits also include smoking and tobacco.
Eventually, the surface stains can get even more challenging to get rid of, because they soak deep into the enamel of your tooth to the dentin.
Definitely. As long as you obey product instructions and guidelines, teeth whitening is an entirely safe process. The team at Gentle Dental Associates offers Zoom whitening treatments for safe, effective results. You can decide to have your teeth whitened in one office appointment or gradually over time with a take-home whitening kit.
In either instance, the Zoom whitening solution is not harmful to put in your mouth and on your teeth. You may, however, experience temporary tooth and gum sensitivity due to the bleaching agents.
Zoom in-office teeth-whitening is simple and could whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in only one visit.* At your appointment, one of the experienced Gentle Dental Associates team members fits upper and lower dental trays into your mouth. These trays will hold the hydrogen peroxide whitening gel.
Your practitioner will then cover your lips and gums to protect them from the powerful whitening solution. They put the bleaching solution in the trays and shine a special bright light on your teeth. You sit back and relax as the bleach and light work together to whiten your teeth for three 15-minute treatments in a single visit.
You’re comfortable and relaxed between treatments. At the end, your dental expert covers your teeth in a post-treatment gel to reduce any sensitivity you might have after the whitening. Then it’s finished. In about two hours, you have whiter teeth and a dazzling smile.
The Gentle Dental Associates team also offers at-home teeth-whitening kits for a more gradual approach to whitening teeth over a couple weeks.
To learn more about Zoom in-office and take-home options for teeth whitening, call or schedule a consultation at Gentle Dental Associates today. You deserve an outstanding smile.
*Individual results may vary.