All of us desire a sparkling white smile. Stains and discolorations can spoil the appearance of our teeth and may be caused due to a variety of reasons such as:
- Translucency and thinness of the teeth
- Eating habits
- Smoking habits
- Drugs and chemicals
We offer the following whitening treatments at our practice:
Zoom! Teeth Whitening:
Zoom! is a widely-used teeth whitening process to lighten the color of the dentin and enamel. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, which accelerates the bleaching process by activating to 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening. As the hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen comes in contact with the enamel and dentin and removes stains.
The procedure takes less than an hour to complete. A professional dental cleaning is recommended prior to the commencement of the whitening procedure. The lips and gums are covered before the treatment and the teeth are left exposed. The whitening gel is then applied and the teeth are exposed to the Zoom! light to allow the gel to penetrate the teeth and break up discolorations and stains. The gel is allowed to sit for over 15 minutes and is applied for three 15-minute sessions of light activation. After this, a fluoride paste gel is applied to the teeth to reduce sensitivity.
Opalescence Xtra Boost is a minimally invasive and conservative way to treat discolored teeth. The procedure is capable of removing stains caused by trauma, prescriptions medications containing tetracycline and other conditions. The procedure starts by protecting the lips and gums and determining the initial shade of your teeth. The whitening gel is applied to the front teeth and left on for ten to fifteen minutes. After this time, suction is used to remove the gel and the teeth are rinsed with water and dried. The gel can be applied for up to five more such sessions, depending upon the outcome expected.