A bright, white smile is certainly an asset. It will make you seem more attractive to others and give you a self-confidence boost and a sense of ease.
For this reason, many people visit a cosmetic dentist for teeth whitening treatments. Teeth whitening is available as an at-home treatment, or patients can choose the in-office Zoom teeth whitening system for faster results. The Zoom! system can whiten teeth in as little as an hour.
Zoom teeth whitening works so quickly because it gives the bleaching gel a little extra activation, courtesy of lasers at a special wavelength. These lasers allow the gel’s active ingredients to work more quickly at eradicating the stains and discoloration in the enamel.
Teeth whitening is available as an at-home treatment, or patients can choose the in-office Zoom teeth whitening system for faster results.
While teeth whitening is highly effective, the results may not permanent. The same issues that caused the discoloration initially can also affect the smile’s shade after whitening. For example, drinking red wine and coffee will continue to leave stains on the teeth. Smoking is also often at fault for a dingy smile.
For this reason, you may want to explore in-home treatments for periodic touch-ups after your initial Zoom! session. You also may want to have in-office treatments from time to time, if you notice significant discoloration.
Good oral hygiene habits can also help to maintain your smile’s appearance after teeth whitening. Consider switching to an electric toothbrush with a built-in timer (if you don’t already use one) for more effective plaque removal. Floss daily, as well, to keep plaque at bay.
Giving up tobacco may naturally improve the shade of your teeth, and cutting back on dark beverages may also help to extend the results of your whitening treatment.
Whitening your teeth can dramatically enhance your smile’s appearance, and you can maintain the effect with small touch-ups at home over time. Talk to our cosmetic dentist to see if a system like Zoom teeth whitening could benefit you.