A strong coffee habit, a nightly glass of red wine, and a love of red foods like tomato sauce and red berries all contribute to dull, yellow teeth. Aging and tobacco use are other reasons your smile doesn’t look as bright as you’d like.
At Advanced Care Dentistry in Woodinville, Washington, our dental team offers a solution in Zoom!® teeth whitening. This in-office professional procedure makes your teeth several shades lighter in just one hassle-free visit.
Of course, many over-the-counter whitening products are available on the market, but professional teeth whitening is far more effective and efficient. Here are many reasons you should consider getting professional teeth whitening to achieve your desired smile.
Why tooth discoloration happens
You experience tooth discoloration for several reasons, the most common of which are the foods and drinks you choose. Poor tobacco use, genetics, aging, dental hygiene, certain medications, and trauma are also to blame.
You may worry these stains are a permanent feature, but you don’t have to live with dull, yellowed teeth that make you uncomfortable to smile in front of people or for photographs. We have options here at Advanced Care Dentistry.
Professional whitening is superior
Professional teeth whitening contains a greater concentration of hydrogen peroxide, a whitening agent, compared with over-the-counter toothpastes and strips. High concentrations of hydrogen peroxide are only available in professional dental office solutions.
Zoom! uses a special UV light that targets the whitening solution so that oxygen releases into the teeth and breaks down stains. Your teeth look clear and bright, while their structure remains intact.
Results are immediate and last from 1-4 years. You get teeth that are shades whiter but only takes an hour-long visit. You don’t have to worry about applying messy solutions repeatedly at home. Over-the-counter solutions take months and only give you a fraction of the whitening power.
You receive professional care
During a professional whitening procedure at Advanced Care Dentistry, you have the attention of an expert who monitors you throughout the process. We fine-tune the whitening solution according to your tooth sensitivity and desired results. We also take care to cover all soft tissue in your mouth, such as your gums, to protect them from irritation.
Alternative whitening options available
Zoom! doesn’t work for all patients looking for a whiter smile. If you have discoloration due to tooth trauma, genetics, cancer treatments, or certain medications, the internal part of the tooth, the dentin, has darkened. his type of intrinsic discoloration makes your tooth look grayish instead of yellow or brown.
Intrinsic discoloration doesn’t improve with Zoom! You may need veneers or crowns to get the smile changes you desire. Talk to us about these cosmetic procedures and how they can help you get a winning look.
Professional teeth whitening offers a safe and effective treatment with faster and longer-lasting results. Call the Advanced Care Dentistry office or reach out via this website to set up an appointment.