You take good care of your teeth. You brush and floss regularly, and even use a whitening toothpaste. Yet, those pearly whites still have a yellowish or brownish hue. If this sounds familiar, then it is time to consider professional teeth whitening service. Here at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills in Lake County, OH we offer Zoom whitening, which is safe, fast, and highly effective for most types of tooth discoloration.
How dental teeth whitening works
There are two common active ingredients in professional teeth whitening products. One is hydrogen peroxide. The other is carbamide peroxide, which releases hydrogen peroxide as it breaks down. Hydrogen peroxide can penetrate tooth enamel within about 15 minutes, reaching deep stains. It releases reactive oxygen molecules, triggering an oxidation process, better known as bleaching. The effectiveness of this process is subject to factors such as light, temperature, and PH levels.
The power of Zoom
Zoom has refined the art of teeth whitening, with powerful formulas containing concentrated hydrogen peroxide. There are two options:
- In office treatment uses the strongest formula, with a safety protocol that ensures it does not contact your gums or other soft tissue at all. A specially designed activation light amplifies its bleaching power. After 15 minutes, the gel is removed and reapplied if needed. For maximum results, we use three applications. In about 45 minutes, this process can lighten teeth up to eight shades. The results are immediate and astonishing.
- Home treatment uses a gentler, yet still quite effective, formula. We design custom trays and provide you with complete instructions. Depending on the type of home whitening you choose, you will wear the trays for about 30 minutes a day, or for few hours overnight. The change in tooth color is not sudden, but you will notice your smile gradually brightening each day. It takes about two weeks to achieve full results with this method.
Are you a good candidate for teeth whitening?
For most people, the answer is, “yes.” However, there are a few exceptions. For example, if any of your teeth have exposed nerves due to deep decay or trauma, contact with whitening gel could be painful. These types of issues should be addressed first. The best way to explore your options is to call Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills at (440) 210-0999 and schedule a consultation.
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