Looking for zoom teeth whitening in Pelham or Mount Vernon?
Factors causing teeth staining
Age: Teeth darken as the result of wear, tear and stain accumulation. Through the years teeth will absorb stains and more effort will be required to implement white smiles. Systematic oral care and the wise advice of your dentist will help you preserve the smile that you deserve.
Born tooth color: There is a range of natural born teeth colors, some will reflect more the effects of aging than others.
Transparency and thickness: This property also vary from person to person. Opaque and thick teeth will show more sparkle and respond better to whitening methods than thin, translucent teeth.
Eating and Smoking habits, drugs and chemical use and trauma originated cracks in the teeth, all of them can collect large amounts of stains.
Teeth Whitening in the office: The major benefit is the maximum result in a minimal amount of time. After protection your gums a high concentrated gel is applied. The gel remains in the teeth from 20 min to 1 hour. Special light is applied on the teeth during this time.
Some facts about teeth whitening:
Q. CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT TEETH WHITENING?
A. Many people in NY and NJ area have had their teeth whitened and millions more are thinking about it. The desire for a younger brighter smile with whiter teeth is easier than ever to attain today. Tooth whitening safely lightens the color of most teeth. Teeth darkened naturally from aging and food additives, as well as tobacco, can be easily lightened while staining from fluorosis and tetracycline are not as dramatic. The most effective and safest method of tooth whitening is dentist-supervised.
Q. WHAT CAUSES TOOTH DISCOLORATION?
A. None of us are exempt from tooth discoloration because the culprits are all so common. Some staining substances include soft drinks, juices, coffee, tee, red wines, berries, tomato sauce, soy sauce and smoking. Some discoloration is also a natural result of aging and long-term use of some medications.
Q. IS IT SAFE? ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
A. Several studies during the past five years have proven whitening to be safe and effective. The American Dental Association has granted its seal of approval to some tooth whitening products. Some patients may experience slight gum irritation or tooth sensitivity, which will resolve when the treatment ends.
Q. HOW DOES IT WORK?
A. The active ingredient in most of the whitening agents is carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide in varying percentage concentrations. When water contacts this white crystal, the release of hydrogen peroxide lightens the teeth. Successful whitening depends also on emulsions and propagators present in quality bleaching agents.
Q. WHAT IS INVOLVED?
A. First, we will determine whether you are a candidate for tooth bleaching and what type of bleaching system would provide the best results. If you’re in a hurry for whiter teeth, you may decide to have your teeth lightened immediately, by using an in-office bleaching system for that purpose. However, most patients choose dentist-supervised at-home bleaching, which is more economical and provides the same, if not better, results. First we will take impressions of your teeth to create a whitening appliance for you.
The whitening appliance is like a mouthguard that is custom made for each patient. It is lightweight is comfortable to wear while awake or sleeping. Some whitening systems recommend whitening your teeth from two to four hours a day. Generally this type of system requires three to six weeks to complete, and works best on patients with sensitive teeth. Other systems recommend whitening at night while you sleep. This type of system usually requires less than one week to complete.
Q. HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
A. Lightness will depend on your personal habits such as smoking and drinking coffee and tea, but can last for many years. Some people will choose to get a touch up if they notice a change in color
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM LOOKING TO WHITEN MY TEETH BY 2 OR 3 SHADES?
Make an appointment to see us and we will examine your teeth and see if ZOOM TEETH WHITENING is an option for you. If it is we schedule an appointment and the procedure will take place in the comfort of our office.
HOW MANY SHADES IS POSSIBLE TO WHITEN MY TEETH?
It is possible to whiten your teeth by up to 6 shades using ZOOM Teeth Whitening. We also give you the trays and the gels to take home, which means that you will be able to make your smile last longer.
ARE TEETH WHITENING TREATMENTS HARMFUL?
Some over-the-counter treatments may not be as effective and could possibly damage your teeth. If you want to whiten your teeth, it’s important to do so through the dentist’s office.