All summer long, we have been treated to sunny day after sunny day. All that warmth and radiance invites us to spend a little more time in nature; to let our inner beauty shine through as we navigate countless social gatherings. It’s no secret that a stunning smile is pretty easy to get. In most cases, all that is needed is a bit of maintenance. Along with cleanings and exams to keep teeth in tip-top shape, our patients may also consider reviving radiance every now and again. We make this as simple as can be with in-office treatment.
The Teeth Whitening Trend
We hear more about teeth whitening today than we ever have. This could lead one to believe that whitening is a new trend. Quite the contrary. Teeth whitening has gone through some different methods over several centuries of time. Many of those methods proved disastrous, ruining tooth structure in the quest for beauty. The bright side of all that trial and error is that we now have proven, safe systems to remove stains from discolored enamel.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Science has discovered that it is possible to get whiter enamel by using a gentle bleaching agent. Teeth whitening involves the application of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, two gentle chemicals that penetrate the pores of enamel to dissolve tiny particles therein. This is how teeth turn dull and yellow, by these particles blocking the reflection of light.
In-office whitening is the same basic chemical process as home whitening using trays and peroxide gel. In the office, though, we can activate the whitening solution with light. This activation hastens the breakdown of particles in the pores of teeth. Using the Zoom! System, we can revive the shade of white by several levels in less than an hour. And because we are overseeing the results by conducting treatment in short bursts (15-minutes of activation), we can ensure a shade that complements natural complexion.
Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Call our dental office to schedule your teeth whitening consultation.