There are so many teeth whitening options available on the market today that sometimes it can be hard to keep up with what actually works. In the end, you just want results and for your money to work for you. With lots of over-the-counter teeth whitening options, you never know how good the results can be or how long it will take to achieve them. With Zoom! teeth whitening you get a low cost, tooth whitening solution that works immediately. After an hour in our office your teeth will be exactly as white as you would like them to be.
How Teeth Lose Their Luster
To understand how Zoom! tooth whitening is superior to other tooth whitening methods, you have to understand the science behind how teeth become stained and discolored.
A tooth has three distinct layers: the outer enamel, the middle dentin, and the inner pulp/nerve. Enamel is what makes your teeth appear white. It is incredibly hard and is meant to keep your teeth safe from the wear and tear of chewing. The dentin is yellowish in color and sits directly below the enamel. Dentin makes up a large part of the physical structure of the tooth.
As you eat and drink, foods and beverages will stain the surface of your teeth, causing them to change color slightly. Smoking is an activity that can stain teeth significantly. Your teeth also experience wear when you eat food, this wear can slowly erode the amount of enamel on your teeth causing the yellow dentin to show through. When teeth appear yellow, sometimes it is because time and use has worn a significant portion of the enamel off of the surface of the teeth.
How Over-the-Counter Tooth Whitening Works
Different OTC products whiten teeth using various methods. Some OTC products remove stains with chemical abrasion which can be very hard on the health of your mouth. Others use physical abrasion that is similarly damaging to your oral health. The main reasons that these OTC methods are potentially dangerous to your oral health is that a dentist doesn't oversee their application. It can be difficult to know exactly how much and how frequently to apply these treatments because everyone faces different oral health challenges.
By choosing to have Zoom! tooth whitening administered by Dr. Christianson, you are guaranteed to have an oral health professional oversee your treatment. We are passionate about your oral health and will always give you stellar treatment for any procedure.
How Zoom! Works
Our in-office Zoom! tooth whitening procedure uses a specially designed hydrogen peroxide gel that we apply to your teeth. This gel is activated by a laser light that causes it to penetrate the deep down stains on your teeth and pull out the stain-causing agents. Using this process, we are able to whiten your teeth by up to six shades per visit! We are so happy to offer Zoom! teeth whitening to our patients and hope that you will call us today at (503) 420-7600 to schedule your appointment.