Zoom whitening is a very popular process for teeth whitening. The complete procedure takes one hour but it is suggested to get prior checks before the treatment. The dentist covers the lips and gums before applying Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. This process helps in removing the stains and discoloration on teeth.
It improves the appearance of your teeth and not much expensive and inconvenience.
The main cause of teeth discoloration is food and diet. There are a few other causes-
Medicine: The teeth become dull due to certain types of medications and antibiotics.
Excessive Fluoride: Fluoride is good for teeth but intake of excessive cause discoloration.
Genetics and Aging: The enamel of your teeth wears and the natural yellow or brown color of the underlying dentin layer gets visible.
Dental Damage: Injury or falls causes sizable cracks in the teeth and collect large amounts of stains and debris.
Dark Drinks: Dark liquids such as fruit juice, soda, coffee, tea and red wine.
Colorful Foods: Deep colored heavily pigmented foods such as cherries, blueberries, cranberries and soy sauce.
Bad Oral Hygiene: Stain-producing substances not removed regularly from your teeth lead bacteria build-up.
There are two types of teeth staining- Extrinsic Staining and Intrinsic Staining
These are caused by external factors such as coffee, red wine, tea and more which can be removed. Few stains can be removed with regular brushing and dental cleanings.
Some stubborn stains can be removed with dental procedures like teeth bleaching or whitening.
It is much deeper in the tooth than extrinsic stains which form in the interior of teeth. This is the result from trauma, aging, exposure to minerals.
The dentist applies high-concentration peroxide gel and ensures that the gums and mouth are protected from the application. The gel is left on the teeth for 15 to 20-minutes. The results are immediate as compared to take-home kits.
This is a costly process which includes a post-treatment application of fluoride in the form of take-home trays.