If your teeth are a source of embarrassment because of stains, you’re not alone. In fact, tooth discoloration is a leading concern among adults, especially as you age. You don’t need to feel the weight of brown or yellow teeth affecting your self-esteem. Dr. Nossa, your cosmetic dentist in Gainesville, can revamp your smile and your confidence with Zoom! In-office teeth whitening. Your teeth can become 8-10 shades brighter after just one appointment.
Genetics can play a role in the color of your teeth; however, there are other influential factors as well, like your age. Over the years, your enamel naturally become thinner, exposing your yellowish dentin below. In addition, your oral hygiene, lifestyle habits, and diet can affect your smile, like smoking or drinking coffee regularly.
No matter the cause of the discoloration, you’ve probably tried a few over-the-counter products to brighten your smile. While whitening toothpastes, strips, and mouthrinses claim to be an effective solution, they don’t contain professional-grade whitening agents, so the results are minimal.
You’re not out of options. Dr. Nossa can help you turn back time. Your teeth can become several shades whiter in a single afternoon with the Zoom! Whitening system.
The Zoom! Whitening system uses a unique formula that’s 25% hydrogen peroxide to deeply penetrate the enamel to resolve stubborn stains. A special chairside lamp activates the whitening agent, allowing the peroxide to breakdown to permit oxygen to reach the enamel and dentin. The strain will dissolve without damaging your tooth.
If you’re ready to invest in a brighter smile, you’ll first need an initial consultation with Dr. Nossa to ensure it’s the right option for you. The cause of your discoloration will be identified, and your oral health will be evaluated to ensure there aren’t any hidden complications in your mouth, like untreated decay.
Usually, you can expect the whitening process to take about 1 hour. First, your teeth are cleaned before a protective barrier is placed on your gums and lips to avoid any irritation. The whitening agent is applied to your teeth and the special dental light is used to activate the gel for three 15-minute intervals. We’ll apply a sensitivity-reducing gel to minimize any potential discomfort. At the end of your treatment, your teeth will be noticeably whiter with results that will last for multiple years with the right aftercare.
It’s best to stick to a white diet for 24-48 hours because your teeth will be susceptible to new stains until the pores in your enamel close. Plain yogurt, chicken, or pasta are excellent options. It’s also best to maintain your oral hygiene at home and regular visits for a cleaning and check to keep your new smile bright. You can protect your investment by minimizing stain causing factors, like smoking or drinking coffee regularly.
If you’re ready to feel confident about your smile, it’s time to see if you’re a candidate for Zoom! Whitening. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.