One of the first things that you notice when you meet someone is their smile, and teeth whitening can make a big difference. Your smile is extremely important. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful and can help you feel better about yourself.
Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many of our daily habits can contribute to stained or darker teeth, including: drinking coffee, tea, soda, or red wine, eating berries or smoking. Tetracycline staining is another tooth darkening culprit.
Your natural tooth color may be discolored by a number of activities. Tobacco, food and drinks (especially red wine, coffee, or tea) can stain the surface of your teeth. Tartar deposits may also accumulate over time. Age, injury, excessive fluoride, and certain illnesses may cause internal discoloring of your teeth.
Tooth Whitening is a simple procedure in which a peroxide-type gel is applied to your teeth. The peroxide then penetrates beneath your tooth’s enamel and whitens your tooth itself.
The whole process takes about 2 hours. During this time you can relax and watch one of over 350 movies available in our dental office for your viewing pleasure. The in-office Zoom! teeth whitening treatment is simple, safe, and effective. It begins with a brief preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. The whitening gel is then applied to the surfaces of the teeth to be whitened and then the teeth are exposed to the blue Zoom! Teeth Whitening light. The light and the gel work together to break down the built-up stains and discolorations during three 15-minute sessions.
In only a 2-hour office visit, you can rehabilitate your smile up to nine shades lighter than when you walked in!
The home-use system involves a custom-fitted bleaching tray. The tray fits over your teeth like a mouth guard, and uses a special dental bleaching agent. You place the gel in your bleaching tray and wear it for up to two hours daily for two weeks. The amount of time your wear the mouth guard may vary according to Dr. Kremer’s recommendations.