What Causes Discoloration of Teeth?
The most prominent cause of teeth discoloration is improper oral hygiene. Not brushing or flossing the teeth thoroughly can leave a layer of plaque on the teeth, which usually appears as a yellowish or brownish layer. Some of the other causes include excessive consumption of colored foods, smoking cigarettes, and chewing tobacco. Colored foods and tobacco tend to stain the teeth.
What is Zoom Whitening?
Zoom is a highly advanced teeth whitening system that uses a special whitening gel for better results. The gel is highly potent and contains 25% hydrogen peroxide, a prominent ingredient in teeth whitening products. Most other whitening gels would not have such a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide. This is why the results produced by the Zoom whitening method are more impressive and long-lasting.
How is Zoom Whitening done?
Dr. Zarghouni will conduct a thorough diagnosis of the mouth to check for various factors that could affect your eligibility for the procedure. Some of them are the presence of cavities, restorations, hypersensitive or extremely weak teeth, receding gum line, etc. If he confirms that it is safe for you to have Zoom whitening done, we will place a rubber dam on the teeth to protect the gums from the whitening gel. The gel will be applied to the teeth and spread evenly, after which it will be allowed to stay for a few minutes.
During this time, the gel will liberate oxygen molecules when activated by an activating light. These molecules penetrate the porous surface of the enamel and bleach the staining particles, thereby gradually making the teeth look whiter. The process will be repeated if you have severely stained teeth that require more than a single round of whitening.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Zarghouni, to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (281) 880-6666 or reach out through online consultation and we’ll be happy to help.