What is teeth whitening?
Brushing and flossing keep our teeth bright, white and healthy, it can never bring back that brightness and sparkle once it is lost.
Teeth whitening is a process that whitens and brightens your natural teeth without modifying the teeth by grinding or placing caps. This procedure improves the color of the teeth by a few shades.
In the olden days Teeth, whitening was a process of soaking your teeth in a hydrogen peroxide-based solution in order to remove the surface stains to make them appear whiter.
Newer methods of teeth whitening include
Laser teeth whitening
Zoom teeth whitening
When do you lose out on the sparkle of your teeth?
Food and drink consumption ( tea, coffee, soda)
Habits: smoking and tobacco chewing.
Not visiting a dentist regularly for scaling/cleaning.
Certain antibiotic usage.
Age: with age, whiter enamel wears and yellow appearing dentin is seen more.
This can be restored with teeth whitening procedures.
It does not work when?
It is contraindicated in the following conditions
Children below 13 yrs of age
Existing crowns on teeth
Trauma/fractures of teeth
Severely Worn out teeth
LASER TEETH WHITENING
Laser light cannot filter out infrared emissions.
Excess heat from the laser can damage the pulp and cause nerve damage.
The laser is small so covers a smaller area for a longer time.
ZOOM TEETH WHITENING
Zoom!® is different from other whitening procedures because it uses a special UV light to enhance the whitening gel.
This forces the gel deeper into the tooth enamel to remove stubborn stains.
The whitening gel is applied to the surface of the teeth
A low-heat lamp is used to activate the process.
The gel removes deep stains and discolorations and can leave your teeth up to 10 shades whiter.
Advantages over LASER WHITENING?
ZOOM Light can hit the entire mouth at one time reducing the time of exposure.
It can filter out infrared emissions
Low heat can be safe on the tooth and will not cause nerve damage.