Whitening the teeth through the use of Zoom! teeth whitening becomes more and more popular nowadays. This bleaching system is proven to be effective in treating teeth discoloration brought by the consumption of intensely-colored beverages such as coffee, tea, soda, and red wine. Aging and smoking also contribute to teeth stainings and darkening. At Tribeca North Dentistry, we provide an in-office teeth whitening procedure using the powerful Zoom! teeth whitening. It utilizes a special chairside lamp that quickens the whitening process and activates hydrogen peroxide, the main bleaching ingredient.
It usually takes an hour or less to finish the whole procedure. However, the dentist typically requires patients to undergo regular dental cleaning before the Zoom! Session. To start off the process, the patients’ lips and gums will be isolated, with the teeth left exposed. Once the teeth are ready, the gel which contains a sufficient amount of hydrogen peroxide will then be applied. To break stains and discolorations, the dental professional makes use of the Zoom light. The activation process usually lasts for up to 15 minutes. The 15-minute application session will be repeated three times. For those who struggle with a gag reflex, it might be very challenging to endure the entire procedure. If you worry about teeth sensitivity, the dentist will paint your teeth with a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste afterwards.
How to maintain your white smile after the treatment?
The longevity of the whitening effects depends on the patient’s aftercare routine. Here are some tips to help you enjoy long years of beautiful, pearly-whites:
- Protect your newly whitened teeth by getting away from highly pigmented foods and refreshments. If you can’t completely get rid of coffee, tea, or red wine, at least drink them in moderation.
- The use of tobacco can dull the sparkle of your dazzling smile too! The dentist recommends cutting your smoking habits.
- Proper oral hygiene also plays an essential role in keeping your white smile. It is necessary to brush the teeth twice daily but be sure to stop using products that can be abrasive enough for the teeth. Ask your dentist about their suggested whitening toothpaste.
There is no question about the effects of Zoom! teeth whitening. However, the treatment is only limited to patients with the age of 14 and above. Pregnant and lactating women, unfortunately, are not good candidates for the procedure as well.
Give your smile a boost! Book an appointment with Tribeca North Dentistry and check out our services under Teeth Whitening in New York.